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Museo Catedral Vieja

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A must see in Cuenca

This building is so beautiful! I attended a couple of concerts here. Great acoustics, excellent... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Cuenca, Ecuador
Beautifully decorated interior

The 'old' cathedral is largely a museum now. It has interesting and beautiful wall and ceiling... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2019
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Situated on top of some ancient Inca ruins, this cathedral was built in 1557 when modern Cuenca was founded.
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

This building is so beautiful! I attended a couple of concerts here. Great acoustics, excellent seating,too. Also includes a museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

The 'old' cathedral is largely a museum now. It has interesting and beautiful wall and ceiling decorations. It occasionally has free classical concerts on a Sunday morning, one of which I went to hear which was good.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

This old cathedral is now a museum and belongs to the state. The entrance is US 2 per person. They have a interesting collection of sculptures, paintings, very enjoyable. It is not very large and you will need about 45 minutes to see all.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

The old cathedral, now a museum, shows just how the city of Cuenca started and developed. It gives a good feel for the provincial solciety that built and extended it. None of the art works are first-class, but the whole collection is charming and interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simcock
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This cathedral is now functioning as a museum and conference center, but that does not take away from its amazing sculpture and paintings, not to mention the pipe organ! The Last Supper sculpture of life size figures is truly amazing - be sure to notice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Now functioning mostly as a museum, but also a conference venue, the old cathedral is a key anchor in this city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The old cathedral is filled with sculptures, some of them quite gory. But it's a fascinating place and worth a little time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eleanor B
Reviewed June 9, 2018

The Museo Catedral Vieja, also called the Iglesia del Sagrario, is beautifully restored. For a minimal entrance fee, visitors can walk through and see the many displays inside different sections of the church. The church was left to fall apart for many years, but it's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

I actually preferred the old cathedral to the new. The old could no longer accomodate the number of worshippers, and was turned into a museum. The old organ still works, and occasionally organ recitals are given. Wish we could have attended one, but none were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Torquay102010
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Spend some time in the old Cathedral, it is worth it. Tremendous renovations and preservation. Take in a free symphony, you can't beat the atmosphere. Very clean, and free banos! What a surprise to find good Mexican food at the small cafe. The enchiladas were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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