"The central point of Inka Empire" Qoriqancha - Santo Domingo Convent Tip by El_Sueco

by El_Sueco

The Temple of the Sun was the principal and probably the most imposing edifice, not only in Cuzco, but in all Peru.
The Temple of the Sun was constructed on an elevation with several terraces which formed the Coricancha (Enclosure of Gold). On the top there were a group of tempels dedicated to diferent gods, and the greatest of them was the Temple of the Sun (Inti-Huasi). Its length was 296 feet and its breadth about 52 feet.
The Christian church built on the top of the Inca Temple dates from the 16th century. Very little is left of the original Inca building, but you can still admire the exquisite work on the black polished stones.

Address: The Church and Convent of Santo Domingo

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  • Written Sep 13, 2002
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