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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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Cusco City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #6 of 97 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

... and you won't pay 25 Soles for the entrance, because the mass is taking place. Watch out for the cuy at the Last Supper painting ;) Only con: You are not allowed to take any picture, even without flash

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

so much gold and silver everywhere..... for such a small little town for tourism... the plaza outside is great for chilling.....

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Westport, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Awesome is an overworked word but it fits for this gold-ladened basilica and 13 chapels. We've seen churches around the world and were tempted to give it a pass. That would have been a major mistake. Its worth a couple of hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We were very impressed from the moment we walked into the cathedral. We had a guide to give us the background and the significance of what we were observing. It is so much more meaningful if you have a guide to explain the history and be able to help you understand the time period and background.

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This was the first time we have experienced such a high cost to enter a cathedral. Cuzco was a neat city with lots of sites around it and a great launch point for Manchu pichu. as for the cathedral it was ok nothing special when compared to Europe but if your there and enjoy cathedrals then by all means check... More

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montreal,qc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a spectacular site. So much gold !! Make sure to have a guide who can explain it all to you when you visit.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

These inmemse structure encompass the history of the city since the Spanish conquistadores came to the area. Once again an impresive work of architecture and engineering. The area were the chorus is located is a work of art. The wood work is at par whit many of the churches of Europe , Our guy was able to relay the historical,... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This certainly has the wow factor. Whatever you might think of the church as a an organisation one has to admire the sheer magnificence of the interior here. Our guide was understandably quite scathing about the pillaging of Inca buildings and gold which made this building possible and how the church continues to own large parts of Cuzco and receives... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Cathedral is a historic monument in the center of Cusco. Its definitely a place to stop while in Cusco. It has a lot of interesting painting and etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a truly amazing cathedral filled with masterpieces of religious art and spectacular architecture. The Cathedrals and Churches in Cuzco are obsessive about people not taking photographs of the interior. I have no idea why this is the case. Most Cathedrals around the world which are proud of their art allow photography - especially if they charge for entry.... More

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