This Dominican church and convent was built on the foundations of the Koricancha, or place of gold, the principle Inca religious building, dedicated to the worship of the sun
Situated in the Plaza de Armas, construction began in 1560 and it was consecrated in 1669. Like Lima’s Cathedral, it has had Gothic, Mannerist-Renaissance and Baroque influences.
In the nearby area, are several fascinating ruins, which are mentioned above, all are accessible by either foot or a short taxi ride and include; Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo and Tambomachay
The second of Cuzco’s churches situated in its Plaza de Armas, built in Baroque style over the palace of Inca Huayna Capac. Destroyed by the earthquake of 1650 it was rebuilt in renaissance style in 1668.
Built on Inca foundations its exhibits include, carved ceremonial goblets, weavings, mummies, silver and gold figurines, as well as Inca weapons and tools.
This building was almost completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1650. Its doorways are still in the Mannerist style and it shows all of the history of the conquistadors.
Manor Cottage, Papermill Lane, South Moreton, Oxfordshire, OX11 9AH