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

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Address: Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru
Description: 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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Don't miss seeing this church while in Cusco! Lovely place! We were on a guided city tour. Nice grounds and gardens, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Don't miss seeing this church while in Cusco! Lovely place! We were on a guided city tour. Nice grounds and gardens, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth while visiting with a guide as there is quite a lot of subtleties among the pieces of art inside. Our guide (Rodney) helped us how local artists that has been contracted to paint the conquistadores' wishes kept twisting tiny details to express the discontent of the population with the invaders that turned out not to be such gods... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The workmanship in the Spanish churches is phenomenal. Worth seeing a few of them. If Catholicism isn't your thing this is still worth it as the gold inside is not to be believed. Remember the Spanish looted the Inca's for gold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful churches in Peru. I recommend the visit. And don't forget the audio guide (free).

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Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I loved Cuzco--don't forget altitude meds. Lots to see, lively, old, archeology and trendy night life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A must see here in cusco. If you plan on going, which you should, there is the ticket "Circuito Religioso Arzobispal" which includes the cathedral, templo de San Blas, templo de San Cristóbal and Museu Arzobispal. They are not that great as the cathedral but the entire ticket will cost 15 soles. So if you have a spare time you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the best cathedrals that I have ever seen. It is located at the center of Cuzco. It is filled with silver and gold materials which makes it attractive. Besides of these richness, paintings about colonial times are worth to see. The last supper of Jesus with spanish conquistador Francisca Pizzaro is worth to see. Different Jesus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is the single biggest reason to go to the town square. The inside of this cathedral will leave you in awe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is really three churches in one. The original cathedral, now The Church of the Triumph, adjoins the present basilica on the south, while to the north is the Church of the Holy Family, with a magnificent altarpiece. The cathedral itself has many fascinating paintings by early Peruvian converts.A fascinating insight into evangelistic methods is a huge Last Supper with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Excellent and beautiful place to learn about the history of the Inca and the Spaniards interaction since the early dates. The art collection is grat.

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Address: Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco

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