Peru - Spanish Religious Architecture in Cusco

The stonework architecture of the Incas is astonishing, but the church architecture of the Spanish is also very dramatic. Unfortunately, the church often destroyed the indigenous buildings to promote their own vision of civilization.

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(click to enlarge) Pillars of the Dominican Priory and Church of Santo Domingo, built on top of the ruins of Koricancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun in Cusco.

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(click to enlarge) The cathedral of Cusco, seen from the Plaza de Armas.

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