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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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  • 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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  • It is a beautiful building that corner the best square of Cochabamba. Stone church, common in the region, serves as a reference point and also to take pictures.
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  • We can't pass to visit her. A cathedral quite impressive and a humble enough taste. I like the churches in General, this one impresses me a lot. It's worth the visit if you pass in the com.
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  • Beautiful square and church. When i lived there Evo Morales used to have rallies on Saturdays.
  • 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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  • Futura plaza peatonal
  • The entire sector should be retaurarse. Has much potential tourist and historical
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