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The Company of Jesus Church

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Address: Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru
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+51 984 951 059
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Barroque cathedral worth going

Worth going it's quite old and historic, no entrance fee during mass at 6pm. No photos allowed though enjoy.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Franco B
Lima, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth going it's quite old and historic, no entrance fee during mass at 6pm. No photos allowed though enjoy.

Thank Franco B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It costs 5 soles to enter this over-the-top church. It has the largest altarpiece in Peru which if you look closely has Andean features (corn for example) built in. That's one cool thing about this church--it combines religion and history and an Andean version of Baroque style. This church has so much detail and history it is hard to appreciate... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid a few bucks to enter this church was hard to swallow (paying to go in a church), and hired a guide who introduced herself when we walked in. It was actually nice because there was so much we learned in this visit about Peru, the church and all the details. You can see native elements added to the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I really enjoyed this Church. You can climb to the towers and take pictures of the Main Square of the city, listen the priests singing and appreciate the interesting portraits on the walls. A special thanks to Maria, that works there and has explained about the main altar.

Thank Gabriel B
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

You can get a free audio guide when you enter the cathedral, which is very instructive. It covers a lot of details in the cathedral, in particular, Cusco school of paintings. I felt educational after the visit, understanding how south American cathedral adapts its setting to local tradition in order to be more easily accessible to and to convert local... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Impressive Altar, the tallest in Peru. Don't miss the view from the towers going up to the Choir, both sides are worth it.

Thank Hernan G
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

They charge admission and you can't take photos, even without flash. Ridiculous. We decided not to feed this beast.

Thank Opus73
Lima / Cusco
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have never visited anywhere so rich in history before. It was so beautiful and after learning more about it I appreciated it more. I would definitely recommend a tour guide to show you the sites of Cusco. We were only there a day passing through. I wish we would have had at least 3 days.

Thank Danene S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I went here for Sunday mass during my recent visit to Cusco. A beautiful church to visit .The church is very centrally located in the main plaza

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is even better inside than out, which is saying something! The only drawback is not being allowed to photograph inside, but it is possible to buy postcards.

Thank Matthew W

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