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Cusco Cathedral

Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #10 of 89 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing and imponent. Too bad they won´t let take pics inside. So rich and full of history! So breathtaking!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Its just brilliant! such an amazing place and the baroque facade is just beautiful, the inside there are many interesting things to see, the altar being the most impressive - the plaza de Armas its located on is interesting as well with a beautiful fountain where you can sit and watch people walk past the original building was built in... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Usual church with lots of gold. Look for the float which comes out occasionally for festivals. Now with tyres and driven, not carrid. Amused me

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New York City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You can't miss popping into here. The interior is reminiscent of most other Spanish colonial cathedrals but is worth a gander.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Spaniards left their mark with this church. You feel like you are in Spain. The art work is interesting, especially with the Peruvian influences on the catholic church.

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Peterborough, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We did this as part of a city tour of Cusco It is helpful to have a guide to show you the highlights of the Cathedral. Very interesting and impressive.

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Strengelbach, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Visiting the Cathedral is certainly worthwile, but one should not forget that it was built in Colonial times when the Spanish Conquistadores and the members of the Catolic Church that accompanied distroyed the Inca-Culture and thoroughly looted Peru. Funily the local artists creating the Cathedral made fun of their Spanish masters, e.g. the Spanish Code of Arms in one of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Wow - this is amazing. I have seen a number of churches / cathedrals and this is definitely one of the best. The history!! - try to get a guide to go through with, it gives you a better understanding for sure.

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san antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

In a country like Peru with a mind-numbing variety of religious architecture, this cathedral still stands out for its Last Supper with a guinea pig on a platter.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Although it is not cheap, the cathedral is a must to visit, great paintings, the architecture, the main front made of gold... there is an access to the other two churches which form part of the cathedral. Awesome for people loving art.

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