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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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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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..