Qorikancha Overlooking The Santo Domingo Monastery

South America Peru Cusco Qorikancha Temple Cathedral

Santo Domingo monastery was built upon the foundations of the ancient temple known as the Qorikancha. This Inca structure was a religious complex arranged in the classic kancha style, with chambers set around a central courtyard. Here the priests of Cusco venerated the sun, moon, thunder, stars, rainbow and other deities from the extensive Andean pantheon.

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