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Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion

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Address: Plaza de Armas | Calle Marquez 231, Cusco, Peru
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+51 993 492 979
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Dominating the northeast side of the Plaza de Armas, this magnificent...

Dominating the northeast side of the Plaza de Armas, this magnificent renaissance-style, 16th-century building is in the shape of a Latin cross and contains nearly 400 colonial paintings including the Last Supper by Marcos Zapata.

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Another interesting cathedral. Was almost tired of visiting so many cathedrals! Pace yourself or they all start looking the same!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another interesting cathedral. Was almost tired of visiting so many cathedrals! Pace yourself or they all start looking the same!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Converted to a cathedral with some interesting art work that is prepared by the local. Must go inside to see the unique pieces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As the front of the Cathedral is massive rather than elegant, I wasn't sure how the visit was going to turn out. But it was much nicer inside! It starts with the smaller Templo de Triunfo that adjoins...but then we open into the truly huge and ancient (by American standards) cathedral interior. Relgious art on the periphery. Lots of statuary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Spaniards made sure this cathedral was opulent in every facet of the Catholic faith. Not only is it immense it is filled with colonial art from the period. The "Last Supper" painting holds a special surprise of a very local nature.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course, you have to see this Cathedral, and be amazed at the opulence and religious fervour found as with most Cathedrals. This site brings home the vast differences between how the church "lives" vs. how the people who populate the church "live". The history here will amaze (or frustrate) you, depending on your outlook!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral was built over several time periods starting 16th century and finished about 100 years later. The interior is just plane awesome. The are some alters in the main part of the cathedral that are two stories tall and totally covered with gold plate. The details in the carvings in these alters is almost beyond comprehension. It is too... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great information about how this Catedral has its roots in Inca culture but converted by the Spanish to a Cathedral. Great location in Cuzco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cathedral is a must see. Outside is fairly nondescript...could be a church anywhere. But inside is magnificent...rivals any European church we have visited. Gorgeous silver everywhere & beautiful artwork.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of sad history of Spanish footprint in Peru as all of the churches in Cusco have been build in the place of destroyed Incas temples or palaces. Nevertheless place is beautiful and definitely worth visiting. There will be a lot of guides offering their services at the entrance to the church. Usual price is 30 soles. But can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot about the area and the religious culture of the area. The history and the art are fantastic.

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