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Catedral de San Sebastian, Cochabamba

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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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  • If youre catholic, and looking for a place to pray San Sebastian Catedral is the place where you need to be  more »
  • The interior is well appointed. Check the art work. Maybe go on a Saturday to crash a wedding. The renovation of the Plaza next to the church was finished at the end of January, 2016. It is worth walk...  more »
  • SE visit but brought nothing n exceptional d a few interesting but modern altarpieces the architecture side place is beautiful and s i struggling you perfectly to the whole of this plaza mayor
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  • Beautiful square and church. When i lived there Evo Morales used to have rallies on Saturdays.
  • Cute place. Fairly clean, historic and safe.
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  • The square main meeting place of the city, from elders, children, couples, all to spend a quiet evening and taking photos.
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  • Simply beautiful.
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  • Beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral, with its colonial appearance
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