La Merced Church and Convent
Coricancha / Santo Domingo Church
According to the chroniclers Koricancha was one of the most outstanding buildings in Cuzco. The walls were totally covered with gold because it was the main temple for worshiping the sun god. The convent has an invaluable collection of XVII and XVIII centuries.
Church of The Society of Jesus
Originally this church was built over the Hauynacapac palace. In 1650 due to a strong earthquake the building was damaged and in 1688 it was rebuilt. The facade and central nave are excellent examples of the baroque in the Andes.
The cathedral was built in two moments. At the beginning the Chapel of Triumph was built over the old Suntur Wasi temple. Afterwards the cathedral was built over the Wiracocha palace. The façade and the interior are decorated with a renaissance style. We should point out the work in cedar and the carving of the […]