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Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion

Plaza de Armas | Calle Marquez 231, Cusco, Peru
+51 993 492 979
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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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Plaza de Armas | Calle Marquez 231, Cusco, Peru
+51 993 492 979
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

A beautiful and historic place in the heart of Cusco, but a bit difficult to understand, since there are so many layers of construction, with the earthquakes demolishing everything, etc. It can be useful to have a guidebook to read along the visit to understand...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

this is a must to see huge and beautiful. guided tour is very helpful. a lot of history and amazing pictures and stories

Thank chrismuz
Reviewed June 12, 2014

We asked for a refund when we found out you could not take photos inside. The entry was expensive if no photos were allowed and there were no signs to say no photos until you bought the ticket.

1  Thank joann k
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We aren't really ones for cathedrals but this one was pretty good to look around. We had a great guide which makes all the difference. Lots of interesting sights and stories of how the post colonial Peruvians managed to keep the important parts of their...More

Thank Linnilon
Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is interesting as Cathedrals go. There is much gilt, many jewels, art of varying quality, unusual icons like the "Black Jesus" and activity. The site is 3 interconnected churches and that alone is fun to explore. A lot of money & energy has gone...More

Thank SallyCalifornia
Reviewed June 6, 2014

You have to pay to get in, I'm not sure how much as it was part of our tour. This is one of the best Cathedrals I have seen and I have seen many. The richness of the gold & silver around is unbelievable. 3...More

Thank Neish
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Cusco Cathedral sits wedged between the Church of the Holy Family and the Church of the Triumph. They all interconnect once you are inside. Entry is 25 Soles. The Cathedral dates from 1559 when the Spanish started to replace the Incan religions with Catholicism. Some...More

1  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Amazing gold and silver covered altars, with statues and paintings. The "Black Jesus" resides here, and is believed to have calmed an earthquake, so is called Jesus of the Earthquake. Worth a visit, on a beautiful plaza.

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

I thought this was going to be another of the several cathedrals I've seen around the world, I was mistaken. It's deceivingly small from the outside. Inside, it's BIG. I was amazed at how advanced the people were at that time. Paintings and ornate structures...More

1  Thank DeSmetguy
Reviewed June 3, 2014

What an opulent town cathedral, Quite spectacular. The view from the forecourt was very photogenic. Well worth the visit.

Thank brangushiddensprings
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August 7, 2015|
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Response from got2bebiking | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure . the hotels will know
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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February 23, 2015|
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Response from islamanare | Reviewed this property |
They have mass every day. Monday thru Thursday and Saturday 6:30 am; 7:00 am; 8:00 am 8:30 am Friday 6:30 am; 7:15 am; 8:00 am; 9:00 am Sundays and Holidays (Christian) 6:00 am; 7:00 am; 8:00 am; 9:00 am You do not have to... More