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Beautiful 17th Century Cathedral on Plaza de Armas

Beautiful cathedral with 6-7 carved wood su altars and lots of interesting statuary and painting... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Overlooking Plaza de Armas

One of Trujillo's most beautiful buildings, the Santa Maria cathedral occupies the northern corner... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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15 Jul 2018
“Fine to see ”
8 Aug 2017
“Walk in, look up...”
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Once you have visited the Basilica in Rome all other cathedrals suddenly appear less stunning. This is wha we felt unfortunately. But we do recommend you visit

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

...and you will be met with the most beautiful, vivid, colorful paintings on the ceilings...make note of the incredible doors that open and fold in unique ways ~ if you are in Trujillo, take a minute and walk in the doors. You will not regret...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Beautiful cathedral with 6-7 carved wood su altars and lots of interesting statuary and painting. One depicts St. Rose of Lima receding the sacrament of confirmation. Besutiful exterior. No one seems to give tours but it is a functioning church so be reverent. There is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I believe it only keeps limited opening hours, so not surprised when we visited and it was shut. The exterior is lovely in honey yellow tones and stands tall as a testament to Spanish conquest.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

There are a lot of beautiful buildings around Plaza des Armas and the Cathedral is one of them. The building is very coloured and in my opinion is more attractive from outside than inside.

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

This catedral is pretty generic. The paintings on the ceilings are of recent vintage and are not great works of art. It's OK to skip the visit.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

I went there for 6 months the whole town is dirty and there is trash in the street and I saw some teens peeing in the street. A man came by and tried to rob me of my shoes, good thing I know kung fu....More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Leo L
Reviewed 6 December 2014

All of the churches in this town ended up looking like Russian era concrete bunkers. It's like the church ran out of money before they could make their places in this town somewhat "inspiring". Oh well, you can't win them all.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

Looked in one Saturday moring as doors were open and it seemed a service was about to start. Choir was singing beautifully, really professional and cathedral clean and bright with colourful paintings.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank travelfan46
Reviewed 30 May 2014

One of Trujillo's most beautiful buildings, the Santa Maria cathedral occupies the northern corner of the Plaza de Armas. Painted a prominent bright yellow, it is wonderfully floodlit at night and looks even better at Christmas. It was built in 1647. It has some rare...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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