- The Dominicans were the first Catholic order to arrive in Cusco. They constructed this convent in 1538, upon Koricancha ("Field of Gold"), the most important Inca sanctuary that was dedicated to the cult of the sun, and where they stored their mummies. The polished stonewalls, unique in all of Cusco for their quality of stone work, were once covered with gold leaf. The facade of the church is a good example of the Renaissance style, and its tower, of the Baroque style. The Dominican order continues its evangelization work in the Peruvian south.
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