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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
Phone Number: 947595909
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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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Simply the best and most gold laden Cathedral that there is. The beauty of this place surpasses your expectations. The more paintings and altars you see the more flabbergasted you... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Simply the best and most gold laden Cathedral that there is. The beauty of this place surpasses your expectations. The more paintings and altars you see the more flabbergasted you become. This is a must see attraction, no photos allowed and that makes it all the more special. Don't miss it while in Cuscoperu.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three different churches. The mirrors which attracted the local people and brought them into the church are interesting. The decor and detail are amazing. Great artwork.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

if i had a little bit of that gold id be rich forever, it shows part of the history and tells how the europeans ransacked and strip all the valious things and left only trinkets in change.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you love or hate Catholicism, one thing can be said about them. They built awesome churches. This is no exception. At times a little overwhelming, but worth the visit to see the indigenous carved choir box.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for a visit could easily spend half day looking around. On evening if lucky may catch the choir singing and holding mass awesome if you get involved and stay throughout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like in the rest of churches and museums - absolutely no photography. Great shame. We got the tickets as part of 4 churches for 30 sol. This is the only one in which we were asked to leave our passport or drivers license in order to obtain audio guide. We protested and at the end they took our mobile as... More 

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Peyia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Cathedral is just amazing. Ther is so much to see and with the electronic guide it will take you about 45 minutes to go through. Amazing paintings, statues, carvings and the gold and silver just WOW. Yes this Cathedral like so many here was build on a religious site of the local people but the Spanish destroyed these sites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During our visit to Cusco we were seeing churches and during our visit to Catedral Del Cusco, we stumped upon the wedding ceremony: what a treat

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting church built with Incan influences. Would recommend having a local guide. With so many other interesting sites nearby I would have chosen to spend less time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the main alter made from carved teak and finished in silver leaf Fabulous dome and plenty of art to see around the walls.

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