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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
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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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Beautiful Cathedral

Beautiful cathedral in the heart of Cusco. The building is stunning from the outside and just a beautiful inside. The displays are pretty spectacular and there is an amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Soory, but by the time we came to this on our tour of Peru I'd had enough of churches and cathedrals. It's all very ornate and I can admire the artistry of the builders but I have little interest in religion and even less after 2 weeks of seeing many churches etc.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral in the heart of Cusco. The building is stunning from the outside and just a beautiful inside. The displays are pretty spectacular and there is an amazing amount of gold inside. You are not allowed to take photographs inside the building.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Stunning church with blending of the European Catholicisim and the native people faith. A good guide or audio tour makes much more sense of how the Spanish spread Christianity and the local natives were incorporated though not always flul conversion. The last supper painting is remarkable and the whole church is amazing.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

From outside and inside is so beautiful, very impressive!!!! Is in tne center of Cusco, I recommend it!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are travelling through South America, then you expect the unexpected. The Catedral is one of those places. Beware of petty crimes in the square outside the Catedral, but take advantage of a meal at one of the quaint cafes lining the square.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you traverse the Plaza de Armas, you cannot miss this iconic building! It is very beautiful and the layout is a mixture of European influence blended with local architecture. Attended the mass here and though it was in Spanish it was, it was worth the experience. The inside is really gorgeously decorated. Reminds me of the Basilica in Oaxaca,... More 

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Ingleside, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

European and Peruvian influence meld together to form a grand cathedral! I recommend doing the free audio tour (get at the entrance by leaving an ID) if you are interested in some of the details of the chapel but don't want to hire a guide. There is so much to see in this cathedral (made up of three sections). It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting or awful, depending how you look at it his place...the amount of gold and silver, also the artwork with the Indian influence is worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful setting with a lot of history and background. We enjoyed our touring of the facility and learning about the history of the facility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Cusco cathedral and its two connected sister churches are not just beautiful old buildings, but also a testimony to around 500 years of history and cultural change. The recorded English language commentary (included in the entrance) is excellent and informative about each of the key shrines and chapels. Look out for the Peruvian menu on the huge Last Supper painting....!... More 

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