"Qoricancha Temple" Qoriqancha - Santo Domingo Convent Tip by vanessadb

  Inside patio
by vanessadb

This was the main temple of the Quechuas in the Valley of Cusco, dedicated to the Agriculture Gods. When the Spaniards came, they proceeded to destroy Inca temples and build churches in their place. However, when the earthquake of 1650 came, it destroyed all the churches and none of the remaining Inca temples. They thus learned that the Incas had a special way of putting the stones together, sort of like a puzzle, that "survived" earthquakes. After that, they kept the foundations of the Inca temples and built churches on top, just like they did with Qoricancha.

Address: plazoleta Santo Domingo

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  • Written Dec 5, 2002
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