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Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The church is undoubtedly impressive - but that said there are equally impressive churches worldwide.Unfortunately it chooses not to differentiate itself from those by providing a dialogue of its role in subjugating the conquered Inca peoples.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This palce was like a museum not a place of worship. Being catholic, I though I would go in a say a prayer but I could not. I was absolutely amazed at the paintings I saw, at the gold statues, the silver tabernacles, the intricate wood carving the amazing paintings that it made me angry. Angry to think that such richness was amassed in the name of Jesus who called on us to be humble. They do not allow picture-taking inside the cathedral . It is a must see whether you are catholic or not. Words cannot describe the content of this cathedral and do it justice.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Yes, the roast guinea pig (for 13!) is a quirky delight, but also a delight, but not quirky, is the portrait of Mary Magdalene with her delicate hands, sitting on Jesus' right. Other artists' representations of her are less definitive.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Remarkable display of precious metals used in the alters, taken from the Incas by their Spanish conquerors for this church. While those alters are awesome, the old library maintained by the Jesuits(?) is just as remarkable, considering that it has not been temp/humidity controlled over the hundreds of years it has been in existence. Do also check out the large painting of the Last Supper by a Spanish artist in the 1700s (?) and take note of the special dish that is being served on that memorable occasion. Yes, it was (and remains) a Peruvian specialty for special occasions: Guinea Pig. The combination of the sacred and profane displayed at this cathedral is really worth the visit.. Use of a guide is essentail.
P.S. I tried guinea pig at a buffet in Cusco. Yes, it does taste a bit like chicken but it has many small bones so that one has to be careful in chewing and swallowing. I found llama to be more edible.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Try Sunday early morning mass, there is no entry cost and when it is filled with locals voices it glorious. The alter is amazing and the famous Black Christ hangs in here.

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