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Catedral de Cuenca

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Address: Plaza Mayor, Cuenca, Spain
Phone Number: +34 969 22 46 26
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This cathedral hosted an Ai Wei Wei exhibit when we visited - very moving. But we were most surprised that this venerable cathedral has modern stained-glass windows; they make the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How lucky we were when we visited that we were able to see AiWeiwei exhibition in the Cathedral. The only place in Spain that it is being shown. Truly stunning. What I enjoyed most was the old and the modern living side by side. All of the stained glass windows except one, were modern. It was a delight. They really... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went into the Cathedral expecting to see the beautiful interior but we got so much more! There was an art exhibit inside with information about Cervantes and a large exhibit of Ai Weiwei. We watched film clips about the artist in his struggle for artistic expression. We were able to view his cell depictions from his... More 

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Katwijk, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to pay too much to enter the cathedral, because the was an exhibition of some sort. A Chinese artist Ai Wi Wei , not very interesting. The only thing I liked was the view from a terrace of the Cathedral. Otherwise , not worth my while.

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Plumpton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Currently this huge and historic building is hosting an art installation around the themes of acceptance tolerance and freedom of expression. €8 entrance.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wanted to see the Catherdral interior but were diappointed to have to pay because of an exhibition of Ai Wei Wei art installations which we were not really bothered about. Felt annoyed we had to pay when we wanted to see an unobstructed view of the interior.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This cathedral hosted an Ai Wei Wei exhibit when we visited - very moving. But we were most surprised that this venerable cathedral has modern stained-glass windows; they make the space very relevant and current.

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1 Thank Vrsol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The light that floods this cathedral enhance the visit. Wonderful embiance. An exhibition by Ai Wei Wei was very appropriate and enhanced our visit. Fabulous. Another exhibition of modern art unfortunately hid the beautiful paintings in one area and the fabulous frescos on the ceiling were shadowed. Very disappointed. Well worth the €8 entrance fee.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

There was a modern art exhibition in the cathedral. Completely destroyed character of the place. Parts of the cathedral walled off with panels. Video running at the entrance. Bad.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is an extremely old cathedral with beautifully carved limestone throughout. The history of the carving went something like the artist was in trouble because the happy cherubs he carved were thought to be irreverent but he was given only a penance of saying prayers and attending mass because he had an influential friend.

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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It was a surprise to find a modern art installation inside a cathedral but it fitted quite well with the modern stained Windows fitted in the 1990's. We paid only 8 euros each for entry but were told we could have a tour in English taking place a few minutes later for the same price so we opted for that.... More 

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