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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Plaza de Armas | Calle Marquez 231, Cusco, Peru
+51 993 492 979
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Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

So much stuff. I can only think of the Spanish conquistadores taking this people's land and natural riches, destroying their temples to use the stones for this institution and giving them poverty and religion. The ornate materialism is oppressive. Many statues of Christ with embellished...More

Thank Ceciletravels
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This would rate amongst the best cathedrals you would experience in Europe. The wealth in the gold and silver is astronomical and hard to fathom in what appears to be a poor town. Only downside is that unable to take photographs - this is understandable...More

Thank PJW17
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I think it is an important place in the city. However, there is not much to see if you are eager to learn more about Inka's culture. This is an important Colonization building but it is not so interesting if you have been in Europe...More

Thank Paulina M
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I visited here with my wife. The interior of the Cathedral was beautiful and large, but I was sorry that I could not take photos inside the cathedral. It was true that Jesus was about to eat the mouse (cuy) in the painting in this...More

Thank YacchanAmarone
Reviewed 4 December 2015

i went with a tour guide and wish i had more free time to look at the paintings and craft. overall a glorious church to visit. couldn't take pictures but glad it was built.

Thank wonton03
Reviewed 4 December 2015

An audio headset with a tablet is free, works great, and is the best way to tour the Cathedral. Better than hiring a guide. You can go at your own pace and blocks the sound of any large group tours. It takes about 45 minutes...More

Thank Ruth E
Reviewed 4 December 2015

I personally love visiting churches in different places to see how the structures and architectures differ. This huge cathedral and basilica is beautiful!

Thank PolyDeOliveira
Reviewed 4 December 2015

These are symbols of the invaders and the destruction they brought, can you believe a church that charges entrance fees......

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Reviewed 4 December 2015

This is a stunning building opposite the Plaza De Armas, you can take a tour of the inside, however we never had the time, it’s not a lot of money for the tour. Worth a look

Thank wizard60
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

It costs S/ 24 to get in but it's worthy to pay a visit. It's big, so go when you have time, more than one hour. Bring an ID in order to get the I Pad with the explanation on it. If you go early,...More

Thank Isa K
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7 August 2015|
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Response from got2bebiking | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure . the hotels will know
20 June 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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23 February 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