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Coricancha

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Coricancha

A new church at the sun temple of Cuzco

The largest sanctuary of the Inca, the sun temple Coricancha, the colonial church and the Dominican monastery form a complex. Four temple chambers are situated in the court. A golden garden in which golden shepherds looked after 20 golden llamas which ate golden grass is said to have been in front of that.

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  • A really interesting place to visit. You can see a combination of the Spanish monastery and the ancient Inca temple of the sun side by side. The monastery has been heavily damaged by earthquakes throughout the years - the Inca constructions have hardly been effected showing the amazing engineering ability the Incas possesed
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