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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.
Miami, Florida
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Go with a private guide to appreciate its amazing 500+ year rich history and both cultures combined here. I was left in awe. Can't take pictures once inside but the most beautiful pictures can be taken right outside the church.

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“Incredible!”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

I couldn't believe how large this cathedral is. It's really about six different churches in one building. Our tour was excellent; the guide was well informed and took her time to explain everything clearly. Unfortunately, you can't take pictures there, but there's lots to see. The gold, silver and woodwork on the altars can't be imagined. There is also beautiful art work (don't miss the painting of the last supper with guinea pig served as the main course).

Visited October 2013
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St Albans
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“Fascinating history and mix of cultures”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I spent a very interesting 90 minutes in the Cathedral,aided by the really good (and free!) audio guide. there is some amazing carving and gold work, and fascinating artwork, especially the Last Supper with Cuy
Well worth the price of admission

Visited October 2013
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Oakland, California
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“Inca /Spanish culture”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have seen many cathedrals all over the world but it is great to see two cultures blend in the Art..
see the "last supper" with a guinea pig as the meal...Love it

Visited October 2013
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Sarnia, Canada
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“Touring the Cusco Cathedral”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Built on the site of the Coricancha or Temple of the Sun is the Cusco Cathedral of Santo Domingo. It is located in the Plaza Mayor of Cusco. Among the buildings surrounding the square are the Cusco Cathedral (Catholic), and the Church of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit).

Photography is prohibited inside the catedral. However, an interesting item inside the cathedral is a painting by Marcos Zapata of the Last Supper where a roasted guinea pig (cuy) is in front of the image of Jesus and other dishes typical of Peruvian food. Guinea pigs are a favorite delicacy in Peru.

In the main altar covered with silver plates is an image of the Assumption Madonna to which the cathedral is dedicated to. There are two smaller churches adjoining the Cathedral: the Church of Triumph and the Churce of the Holy Family. Rivaling the Cathedral is the Jesuit Church of the Holy Spirit. These churches and places of worship are worth a visit when one is in Cusco.

Visited August 2013
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