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Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion

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Address: Plaza de Armas | Calle Marquez 231, Cusco, Peru
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+51 993 492 979
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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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Stunning and interesting at the same time

We were there for Palm Sunday and what an exciting place, parades, people and lots of activity. The plaza de armas has activities every Sunday. We saw weddings and funerals in... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there for Palm Sunday and what an exciting place, parades, people and lots of activity. The plaza de armas has activities every Sunday. We saw weddings and funerals in the three days we stayed need the Cathedral. Well worth siting inside and studying the architect, icons and general artwork inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are going to visit the Plaza de Armas you can't help but notice "The Cathedral", and I would recommend not just looking at it, but taking the self guided tour. Unfortunately you cannot take pictures inside but then again pictures won't do the interior any justice. There are 11 different altars, numerous paintings, and magnificent woodwork and silverwork... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is the most beautiful church in America Cover in gold and art It is unique to understand how the natives were very smart to learn and master European arts

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Chilean Patagonia, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You dont need to pay a city tour for visit the cathedral. You can buy the entrace directly cost 25 soles around 8 dollars and are include the audio guides of the same place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this old cathedral with its silver main altar and the "black" Christ, among numerous other treasures. Also the fabulous Last Supper painting by 19th Century painter Marcos Zapata, featuring a roasted guinea pig and other Peruvian dishes on the table.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful cathedral in Cusco is across the street from the Plaza de Armes. the interior is amazing and includes a painting of the Last Supper with guinea pig as the main meal for Jesus and his disciples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive art collection, as rich as you can image, you are not allowed to take photos but you wont forget what you see there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When it's clear day with the blue sky, the catedral in the Plaza de Armas looks so beautiful. Cusco is a beautiful city in Peru, especially, the plaza de armas with the Catedral. You can't miss it when you are in Cusco.

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We took a guided tour of the Cathedral and learned some interesting facts about how the Quechua people secretly adapted the Catholic religion into their own version. Very interesting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Cathedral expecting a beautiful interior but I was really impressed by the magnificence. Gold is decorating most of the facades and the carved chorus made out of wood is the best I have ever seen, comparable to the ones found in Europe churches. It is more than a church, it is a living museum.

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