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

Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #13 of 102 Attractions in Cusco
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I was amazed by the wealth of precious metals and representation of Saints that exist in this Church. It's so ironic when I consider the simple message that Jesus is supposed to have passed on. So much tragic history of Spanish oppression is on display here. It's compulsory viewing for anyone, I think.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had the historic guided tour by a local guy, which was amazing. Really impressive building. The tour only takes about 30 minutes and is well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Nice attraction and beautiful cathedral, well worth the visit if you're in Cuzco. Moderate crowd and surprisingly wasn't swarmed with too many tourists.

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Windsor Ontario
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I hated that photos are not allowed inside this cathedral but the images are memorable - so much gold and silver - very worth a visit.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I always go for a visit to the Cusco Cathedral, it is very special for me I like to walk around in peace and look into the beautiful artwork Now that the renovations are almost finished you can see it in all her splendor

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Washington State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is big and flashy and typical of a Catholic Church. It is lovely to see! But if you are not a fan of religion or of how the Catholic Church took over the Incas and ruined their families, farms, and lives than you might not want to step into this building. It is overflowing with gold and silver... More

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Cathedral of Santo Domingo (Cuzco Cathedral) was a large religious complex at the center of Cuzco. However, it is better known for its collection of Colonial arts, and for its stores of Peruvian archeological artifacts and relics. It is now a World heritage site in Cuzco. Interesting to note that most of the tourists came to see the painting... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A very beautiful old building located right in the historical center of Cusco. One of the biggest cathedrals in Peru and one of the oldest. Totally worth a visit.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a beautiful, interesting site. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Helpful to have a guide. Ornate. Interesting to see the way in which the church adapted to native tradition and culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful inside. Having a guide to tell you all the little things was very nice. Ornate and certainly a piece of Cusco history.

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