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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
Phone Number: 993492979
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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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Beautiful Catherdral inside and out

Be sure to go inside - there is a fee, but it's well worth it. It might be good to have a guide - there is a lot of history to take in.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to go inside - there is a fee, but it's well worth it. It might be good to have a guide - there is a lot of history to take in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'll preface this review by pointing out that I am not religious so some of the awe is lost on me in these places. The cathedral is nice to visit and there are many alters. Overall, I find the style of the churches in Peru a little garish, everything is covered in gold, silver and sequins. Stunning woodwork in the... More 

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horsham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our trip round this cathedral ,which we were told was the largest in South America. The various paintings were fantastic and the main alter and side alters were stunning. It was a shame that photographs or videos were not allowed.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is another one of those Incan religious sites that the Spanish destroyed and in a show of power and dominance built their own Cathedral. In the process of converting the locals to the Catholic religion they allowed local artisans to provide the paintings and icons. Taken as a whole, it makes one wonder who influenced whom. I would recommend... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Near the exit is a very distressing statue of Christ carrying a wooden cross -- the ends of the cross have hands sticking out -- no real reason. Felt is was too commercial. Better to spend your time sitting outside people watching and/or enjoying a beer next store!

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Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cuzco Cathedral is quite overwhelming. A range of wonderful altars and a lot of old sculptures. One of the must-sees in Cuzco.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent over an hour touring the 3 connected churches. If you have ID (passport/driver's license) an audio guide for two is available for free. Only one of you needs to provide ID. If you visit only one church in Cusco, this is worth it. Beautiful wood work and gold leaf altars, and the self-guided tour is well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a church that opens your mind. Make sure you see the Last Supper painting. Dinner was clearly Peruvian. There or many catholic churches on South America but this may be my favorite. It is well worth the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

La più bella cattedrale del Perù, all'esterno non lascia intravedere lo splendore che invece si trova all'interno. Tutta da scoprire. Audio guide disponibili all'ingresso. L'ingresso è a pagamento, ma sono soldi ben spesi e meritati. Non è possibile fare foto all'interno. The most beautiful cathedral of Peru, outside leaves glimpse the splendor that instead lies within. To be discovered anywhere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quote a vast cathedral with many interesting features. Including of course the Last Supper painting with the roasted guinea pig on the table giving it a very local touch.

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