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La Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion de Cuenca

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This large cathedral (circa 1885) features a series of sky-blue cupolas; the interior contains a magnificent altar and a famous crowned image of the Virgin Mary.
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Padre Aguirre 8-27 | In front of Parque Calderon, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is quite lovely both inside and out and worth visiting. There were many people attending mass, seeking time with Santa Maria, and going to confession. Seems a bit distracting that so many tourists are walking about, but I guess that the locals are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think the Spanish churchs in Quenca are better than in any one town in Spain! One of many beautiful colonial churches to visit there!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rob E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s nice but not astonishing for the 2 dollars. Climb a bunch of steps and have a view of the park from up top. We preferred the view at the tower, which is free 🙋🏽‍♀️

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

The first thing we noticed were are the three sky blue cupolas peeking over the rooftops. The cathedral was designed in the mid-1880s by German priest Juan Bautista Stiehle, based on recommendations from Bishop León Garrido, combining Neo-Gothic and Romanesque styles then in vogue, to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CatharineB
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

A stunning Cathedral whuch I have visited its environs many times. The domes are at time of writing, April 2019, are being renovated. This has only increased their splendour. Walk through one of the magnificent doors into the cathedral proper to an interesting and solemn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JS4711
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Some nice stained glass and artwork inside. I like it better when you can see some evidence inside that the cathedral is in S. America, not in Europe.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

The inside is even more impressive than the outside with stained glass windows anad ornate altars. You can also climb to the upper level for the view for $@.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SQLRTD
Reviewed March 3, 2019

The first thing you notice are the three sky blue cupolas peeking over the rooftops. The second thing you notice is the huge rose cathedral window in the front. When you enter the church, your breath is taken away by the majestic vaulted ceilings, hand...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FLaWolf
Reviewed February 28, 2019

Well worth a visit, the 'new' cathedral is enormous with pretty blue and white domes. Unlike most Quito churches, photos seem to be allowed (at least no one stopped me taking them).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ctmlondon
Reviewed February 25, 2019

This building is really the focal point of the city. A lot going on around it and worth visiting over and over again. We used it as a starting point and branched out from there, walking down all of the streets in every direction.

Date of experience: February 2019
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