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Cusco Cathedral

Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #15 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You cannot avoid this when you visit the historic centre and spend time around the Plaza de Armas. It totally dominates the landscape, A beautiful building with a great sense of history.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a very good cathedral and historical and a huge one . Worth a visit. The painting were very good and the church is still in service

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We did this tour as part our trip around Cusco real nice place to visit would recommend it's very close to all the main attractions

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Incredible....take your time here and really check it out. The only bad thing about this was no pictures were allowed.....darn

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Huge cathedral with 11 other chapels. 2nd largest catholic cathedral in South America?! Went with a tour, but wish id gone alone. Paid 25 sol for entry, then only spent 30 mins there. If you're going to pay that much, you need to stay longer to marvel at the amazing cathedral.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Do not miss this if you visit Cusco. It is beyond any cathedral outside of Rome that I've visited. The size, the detail and the paintings. Don't miss the Last Supper. The face closest to you is the painter. Apparently he wasn't an enthusiastic catholic. Look at his expression.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

One of the beautiful sights while strolling around Plaza de Armas. A grand old cathedral with all the charm and mystery that you would imagine. The smell of incense. The stained glass. The history. If those walls could talk. Definitely worth your time to take a moment to meditate on its beauty and serenity, at least from the outside if... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very impressive cathedral. There were a lot of paintings and gold everywhere. Some interesting stories related to the paintings and statues. But no photography allowed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There is a great deal to see and hear about in this cathedral, from a Peruvian version of the Last Supper (with guinea pig as the main course and Pizzaro as Judas), to a massive solid silver car (now motorized) that is taken out and driven around the main square once a year. Also has beautifully carved choir, catacombs, and... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Churches in Peru seem to me like very holy places. The architectural and interior design are different from other countries I've ever seen. I love the way the carved Jesus and Holy virgin Marie, very beautiful. Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed.

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