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Cusco Cathedral

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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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Portal Belen | Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This large cathedral is loaded with artwork - many lovely examples. The resources that went into it are impressive, and makes you wonder about the relationship of the Spanish, the church and the native population.

Thank SteveAntpitta
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cusco Cathedral was built in the Plaza de Armas. It replaced the Inca temple that the Spanish conquistadores found in that same place, took it down and built a Christian church.The main altar is beautiful all done in silver. The main attraction in the...More

Thank Alfredo8074
Reviewed 3 days ago

Alas, you can not take pictures inside this church but I will remember this forever. It not only is a beautiful cathedral with a history that goes back hundreds of years but the restorations that have taken place have not altered the beauty or history....More

Thank Avmig
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is beautiful inside, worth the ticket price. The main altar is done completely in silver, and there is a painting of the last supper with cuy as the main dish.

Thank Millet02
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You need to see this. The alters are amazing. It is a very large church with two large side chapels. Too bad one can not take photos here.

Thank kcschueler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stepping inside the cathedral makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The art is amazing and is at a scale that will take your breath away. If you are in Cusco for any time at all- make time for this.

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to go to church on the Sunday and it was absolutely stunning inside the cathedral. You are not allowed to take any photos inside but that is understandable. The service was beautiful and we took holy communion which made it even more special...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is supposed to be a must visit, but if you go, you will have to tell stories about it. The entrance is a bit expensive, and you have to pay for a guide while inside. Invest on a good/certified one. I am Peruvian and...More

Thank JM2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of this cathedral is simply stunning; gold and silver adorn all wall hanging paintings, alters, and podiums. And the paintings are spectacular. Unfortunately no photography is allowed.

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t have words to describe this wonderfull place, the customs, the people, the food, everything was addorable, Cusco has something that nowhere you can find it ... very soon I will defenetly back to Cusco..

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typhoeus07
June 21, 2018|
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Response from ChicagoSpight | Reviewed this property |
Roughly an hour depending on language...
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manicirony
August 7, 2015|
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Response from themanthemyth1688 | Reviewed this property |
Check with your hotel , most mass is in the evenings except of course Sunday but all in Spanish as least what I observed
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TinaMarieC67
June 19, 2015|
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Response from Mikeview | Reviewed this property |
No need to book in advance. You should be able to get in during the day unless there is a reason that the church is closed.
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