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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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Worth a visit in cusco. An audio guide is included in your entry fee which is great. Useful to be guided around with extra information. Impressive building with fascinating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit in cusco. An audio guide is included in your entry fee which is great. Useful to be guided around with extra information. Impressive building with fascinating history. Very different to churches in Europe and lots of gold and silver to see. The last supper painting is the highlight of course.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to a Catholic service in the church. Both the church and the service were very nice. Decore was very ornate. It was amazing that the local police were attending the service.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoy the visit to this beautiful and ineteresting church that has a lot to see. But you do need to take the audiotour (incl in the entrance fee) to get the most out of it. This church shluld be part of your must-see's in town

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral houses three churches, multiple catacombs and perhaps the greatest repository of art that I have seen in Cusco. I recommend a guide, and taking your time after the guided tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First off no photos are allowed anywhere. That being said, your eyes will feast on some amazing works and treasures that this church can offer. We took our time reading the plaques around the church, a must see, after you are done seeing the church you will understand why no photos are allowed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely one cathedral worth exploring. It's a shame the admission price has increased so much, but it is well Maintained. The works of art are incredible.

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Stillwater, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This cathedral is beautiful. You can hire a guide or they offer a FREE Audio Guide in many different languages which can be shared between two people. We did the audio guide and it was very informative. No video or pictures allowed. This is worth seeing. Photos are from the outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is mind-blowing! We got the audio guide, which was very well designed and put together!. I have been in the cathedral during mass, however the tour is highly recommended if you could spare little money! I love this place so much!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is huge! They have extra information on the Catholic holidays and how they are celebrated here vs traditionally in other places in the world. It also has an interesting version of the last supper painting with a Guinea pig, on the right side of the main altar if I remember it correctly. 25 soles per adult.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live to travel and love churches because of their history, but was not happy to be chased around and reminded several times not to take photos with or without flash. It would have been a much better memory to have some photos.

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