- As center of the Tahuantinsuyo (Inca Empire), this is one of the most important of Inca temples. Its walls served as the foundation for the construction of the Convento de Santo Domingo. Originally a temple of the Killki culture, for sun worship, its walls of adobe and diorite rock in the rough were maintained until the 12th century, when it fell into the hands of the Incas, who called it Korikancha, Place of Gold. Worship inside the temple was limited to members of the highest caste, who congregated here along the four ceques, imaginary spatial lines, of the Inca world, to pay tribute to the gods. Admission is included in the "Tourist Ticket."
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