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Catedral de San Sebastian, Cochabamba

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Cochabamba. It is located in the Plaza 14 de Septiembre in Cochabamba, Bolivia.HistoryThe original structure was begun in 1571, atop the foundations of the 14th century Villa de Oropeza, making it the oldest structure in the valley. In 1618, the church administrators agreed to build a bigger church, both to renovate the deteriorating building and to accommodate the increasing populace. The current building was built in 1701 atop the foundation of the previous one. Construction was completed in 1735.In September 2012, the cathedral was declared a National Heritage Site by the Senate of Bolivia.ArchitectureThe cathedral's facade is a fusion of Spanish baroque and indigenous Bolivian styles. It has a Renaissance Latin Cross style groundplan. The structure itself is built of stone and adobe masonry, with the domes and vaults made with brick and lime mortar, ornamented with ceramic tiling.
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  • It is the center of the city, by the cual.el mail, information and tourism, police national, the Mayor's Office are situated around this square, greetings, J.R.
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  • is opposite a charming square and parallel to Avenida ayacute one of the main avenues leading to the biggest fair called Court. her you find a all
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  • A Cathedral with many years of history, built with the objective of being a tourist attraction but also to be an excellent place for reflection and other religious activities.
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  • Beautiful square and church. When i lived there Evo Morales used to have rallies on Saturdays.
  • Simply beautiful.
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  • Futura plaza peatonal
  • The entire sector should be retaurarse. Has much potential tourist and historical
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  • Beautiful place to be in peace and to reflect.
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