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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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yes, interesting, old time fan attraction but if you have a family of 4 and spending almost 100$ for a short walk inside was not worth it. Plaza itself is great and fun. many... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

yes, interesting, old time fan attraction but if you have a family of 4 and spending almost 100$ for a short walk inside was not worth it. Plaza itself is great and fun. many restaurants and places to eat and spend some time with overview to the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If you think you can go back in time come inside the Catedral you will be stepping back in time. Interesting architecture and nice peaceful energy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you've seen one church, you've seen this one. It's beauty is on the outside. The architecture is again of two cultures with the Spanish building on top of the Inca. The best thing about this Church is it's location. It's in the main square, where there's lots to do. There are steps leading to the Church to sit on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We visited it as part of an optional tour on a Gate 1 tour. The two large side chapels, the main altar, the many side altars and the large collection of paintings are beautiful. The large local artist's interpretation of the last supper with guinea pig on the table was very interesting. It was disappointing not to be allowed to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went to see this beautiful cathedral part of our Cusco half day tour. It look majestic from outside, located in the northeast sector of the current Plaza de Armas of Cusco. The inside is huge with many original paintings, fabulous decorations and beautiful artworks, it was rather different than the cathedral in Europe. Glad that we had a tour... More 

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Catherdral was a beautiful spot. Paintings and gold decorations were spectacular. The gardens being restored were beautiful and of course the Sun Temple.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is actually 3 churches/museums connected as one building. Very interesting with a number of large artworks present. The most famous is the Last Supper with Guinea Pig as the main entre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We wanted to see the original Zapata painting of The Last Supper with the guinea pig entree, which brought us to the Catedral. (We ended up buying a pass that allowed entrance to several other locales, which we did not visit. We did not mind, because the price difference was minimal and we knew the money was supporting important sites.)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

You must go...it is a museum now and you must pay a small fee to enter. You need a guide to help you understand it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Wow. We have seen and visited many cathedrals but tis one besides history has a lot to see. It is three separate buildings adjoined so that you are able to see it throgh time. It is really a beuty.

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