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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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This is an absolutely wonderful place and its worth it to arrange a guided tour to learn more about it. The only disapointing thing was not being able to take any pictures. Its... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is an absolutely wonderful place and its worth it to arrange a guided tour to learn more about it. The only disapointing thing was not being able to take any pictures. Its unfortunatelly forbidden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Better appointed than museums in Cuzco and not to be missed. There are other churches in the same square and Terrific restaurants. Just sitting on the steps outside the cathedral was a wonderful venue in which to see the people and activities of Cuzco.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is helpful to have a local guide, lots to see and you get the history explained a bit more. No pics allowed. It is huge!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky to find Vannia as our guide at the entrance of the Cathedral! In about 1,5 hour not only did she helped us appreciate the art and value of the cathedral, but she helped understand in depth the time of the spanish conquer, the influences of the local artists, the different characteristics of the local paintings to the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the must-go places to visit if you are in Cusco. It is definitely amazing inside and outside. If you are going, make sure you are checking the schedules since it closes early during the week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church is one of the finest displays of wealthy I've ever seen. Take a tour to hear how the Catholics converted the Inca. It's critical to understanding the region.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there for Palm Sunday and what an exciting place, parades, people and lots of activity. The plaza de armas has activities every Sunday. We saw weddings and funerals in the three days we stayed need the Cathedral. Well worth siting inside and studying the architect, icons and general artwork inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are going to visit the Plaza de Armas you can't help but notice "The Cathedral", and I would recommend not just looking at it, but taking the self guided tour. Unfortunately you cannot take pictures inside but then again pictures won't do the interior any justice. There are 11 different altars, numerous paintings, and magnificent woodwork and silverwork... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the most beautiful church in America Cover in gold and art It is unique to understand how the natives were very smart to learn and master European arts

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Chilean Patagonia, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You dont need to pay a city tour for visit the cathedral. You can buy the entrace directly cost 25 soles around 8 dollars and are include the audio guides of the same place

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