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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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Imposing Cathedral

Quite a site that dominates the plaza. The Cathedral is worth seeing, and taking in all the art etc. A bit expensive though at 25s per person.

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

Quite a site that dominates the plaza. The Cathedral is worth seeing, and taking in all the art etc. A bit expensive though at 25s per person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you are even slightly interested in architecture and history you will enjoy a tour of this building. The interior is quite spectacular and the workmanship visible in every aspect & artwork is fantastic. Take the self guided tour or just wander and marvel at the 'over the top' decoration, you can't help but be impressed. The only thought that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church with lots of interesting tidbits of the spanish influence and how the peruvian culture changed as well as excellent craftmenship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is the center of the lives of the people of Cusco. The majority of all who live in Cusco are Catholic. The architecture is stunning and the interior truly speaks to the history of the town beautifully. It is located in the Plaza in the center of Cusco. So, there is also lots to do and see in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not the prettiest of religious building from the outside and was not expecting much. Was I wrong! When we entered we had to leave some id e.g. driving licence to borrow a tablet and headphones. It was already set-up to hear English speaking guide (multiple languages available). Off we went being directed by pictures of what we should be looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This cathedral was certainly worth a visit. Very ornate and traditional interior. More gold and silver than in many other Catholic churches/cathedrals. Great area of the city to wander.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most ornate architectural structures I have ever seen. Tremendous replicas of art work. Numerous great statues and floats. This is truly a must to see if you are in this area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Cuzco Cathedral was impressive both in its beautiful decoration and its history. The main altar is stunning. There are a lot of paintings including the most famous one, the Cuzco version of the Last Supper (with chicha and guinea pig). The Black Christ side altar was also very interesting. The catherdral was built on top of old Inca ruins.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a beautiful church. If church visits are your thing, you should go here. The Spanish designed this basilica to teach the Cusco locals Catholic history with paintings. They also used a lot of silver and gold, used by the locals to represent the moon and the sun, in their designs. Plus, all of the clothing of the Virgin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A beautiful cathedral, visually stunning. Beautiful architecture and ornate, glorious golden decorations on the inside. Surprisingly impressive cathedral and would recommend the audio tour. It's no Notre Dame or Westminster but it's a pleasant and interesting way to spend an hour.

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

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