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Santo Domingo convent and church - Cusco Peru


The Koricancha (quechua: Quri Kancha, Golden Temple"), originally Inti Kancha ('temple of the Sun') is the inca Temple which was built the convent of Santo Domingo.

He was one of the most revered and respected temples of the city of Cusco, in Peru.

The enclosure of gold, as it was known, was a sacred place where the most revered and honored the maximum inca god: Inti (Sun), which could only enter in fasting, barefoot and with a load in the back as a sign of humility, as indicated by the highest priest Willaq Umu (Vila Oma).

The front was a beautiful wall from the finest stonework, only decorated by a continuous band of pure gold of a Palm high, three metres above the ground, and a thin straw roof and delicately cut.

Three holes that could be used to evacuate water rains of the inner courtyard or chicha offered as offering output are observed in one of the blocks of the second layer. Stones that comprise the Temple have a slight padding on all sides that express the sober aesthetic construction in the inca Empire. Formerly there was the triangular atrium that serves as input to the colonial Temple and the wall turned right angle towards street Ahuacpinta (Awaq paint), which still retains a stretch of the original wall almost 60 meters in length. On the opposite side of this street, the wall becomes curved rotated more than 90 degrees, and continues with a smooth curve that was cut during the construction of the temple. The wall of the Qurikancha crowned platforms lowered until the river system.

Many books and historians point out that this place was sanctified or revered, because building a church or convent of part of the Spaniards, this place put it as privileged for offerings.


Koricancha

Santo Domingo convent and church - Cusco Peru






 




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