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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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This is an excellent tour. I see there is a picture of the "Last Supper" with the guinea pig. I would have given my left arm to have a photo of that painting. You are not allowed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent tour. I see there is a picture of the "Last Supper" with the guinea pig. I would have given my left arm to have a photo of that painting. You are not allowed to take pictures in this area so do not expect to do so. There is a picture of hell at the beginning of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dozens of gold retables, at least a few silver retables. Lots and lots of statues (as opposed to say, paintings) in retable niches - almost all clad in elaborately embroidered clothing, The clothing is usually puffed out to resemble mountains - natives considered mountains sacred - so, this mechanism was helpful to convert them. It is said that 25% of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Impressive interior. I have visited many cathedrals in Europe. This one was similar but with local Peruvian artists touch. We had a tour guide with us who was very knowledgeable and took the time to explains various unique paintings and statues and their historical perspective such as dark skinned Jesus, pregnant Marry. lot of gold work around the alters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorite stops in Cusco. The audio headphones were a great way to learn about this magnificent church. It was simply breathtaking. Only downfall was that we couldn't take pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed by the interior. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed inside. Entry was 25 soles and an audioguide was provided. I had to leave my passport in exchange for the use of the audioguide. My passport was returned once I had returned the audioguide. The audioguide was very informative and the tour lasted about 45 minutes.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cathedral as part of our city tour and it was very interesting. Lots of silver and gold work especially on the alters and lots of nice artwork. Interesting painting of the last supper with a guinea pig on the table. The car made out of silver was amazing and the basilica is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen/visited many cathedrals throughout the world, this cathedral was pretty awesome. The entrance includes a headset but be warned that you will not be allowed to check out the headset unless you have a passport. The Cathedral is simply awesome, lovely paintings, statues that have lovely capes, ornate carvings, numerous chapels. This is simply a beautiful and different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the churches in Peru, many of them reminded me of Cathedral's you see in Europe. The two in Cusco at the Historic Center were gorgeous! I toured both, and they were very different. Catedral del Cuzco was well worth the tour. You can get a guide or walk around yourself. I opted to just walk around and see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are traveling in South America, you are going to see churches everywhere. Did not consider this church to be anything special, but perhaps I missed something.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a pleasure to visit the Cathedral with a great guide Ms Christina. The way she explained the art and history was truly remarkable. To see the last super painting with apostles eating Guinea pig was truly fun. Plus the Holy Mary in a shape of the mountain and Jesus looking down and very sad... Lots of interesting exhibits.... More 

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