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

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Address: Plaza de Armas | Calle Marquez 231, Cusco, Peru
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+51 993 492 979
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Dominating the northeast side of the Plaza de Armas, this magnificent...

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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There's so much to see here & a guide can direct your attention to small interesting pieces of art & history that aren't included in printed pamphlet.

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Lima / Cusco
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There's so much to see here & a guide can direct your attention to small interesting pieces of art & history that aren't included in printed pamphlet.

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Rumson
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This cathedral is extremely ornate in the Spanish style and incorporates many different building elements such as various ornately carved woods, silver and, of course, gold. It was much more intersting than I had imagined. A very worthwhile visit, as well as the Convent.

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although the Cathedral looks simple from the outside, stepping inside and touring the Cathedral is an experience you cannot describe as it is outstandingly beautiful. It clearly shows the minute of Catholic influence and local religions. Great place to visit

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cuzco is an utter gem and it's Cathedral is one of his finest offering. It is majestic and grandiose towering above the Plaza de Armas. The inside is really homely despite its caverous size. Beautiful religious art, sculptures and iconography. It's a working cathederal full of friendly locals who are so welcoming despite the fact they would be within their... More 

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Ok, there are a lot of churches in South America but this is the one to see if you want a glimpse at just how the church made its mark in this part of the world. This was a pivotal centre for the empire and an influential centre from a religious perspective. The sheer scale of the artwork, artefacts, gold,... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found in the main Plaza, this is a must see if one is visiting Cuzco. This is a beautiful cathedral and one of great pride for locals.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks more impressive from the outside, though imho, they should have left the stones up at Sacsayhuaman, instead of pillaging the site to build this cathedral. The entrance fee is excessive for typical Catholic kitsch. The only noteworthy item for me was the painting of the Last Supper with cuy.

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South Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing cathedral with great history and artwork. We arrived a day before the yearly ceremonial procession where the black Jesus also called the Lord of the earthquakes goes on a huge ceremonial procession of the town of Cusco and where literally thousands of people gather on the streets to watch this very sacred procession and pay their respects.... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built by the Spanish using Inca stones - I am not a religious person, but I was blown away by not just the opulence but the history behind some of the statues and the depictions of Christ and Mary. Get a guide it is well worth it so you get a full understanding of this incredible building and its contents

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This site allows you to travel in time through the story of Cusco. You should admire the paints by the Escuela de Cusco, the quoir, the black Christ and the golden altar.

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