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Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, Cuenca

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A fusion of architectural styles, Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral stands as a towering landmark visible from all over town. Constructed over a period of nearly 100 years and finished only in 1975, the cathedral features Romanesque Revival, Baroque, and Neo-Gothic elements. Marvel at its trio of powder-blue domes, covered in imported blue and white glazed tiles, and get a good look at the intricate facade. Head inside to enjoy its vaulted interior lavishly decorated with gold and marble accents. Note that the building's blue domes appear disproportionately small; an architectural flaw required a downsizing of the overly heavy features so as not to collapse the structure. Plan to visit Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral during your Cuenca vacation using our convenient Cuenca vacation generator.
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  • In the afternoon we have been visiting the city of Cuenca, including his new Cathedral, which is a very sober building on the outside, but the interior is richly decorated by niches and altars of marble, very different from what we usually see in churches.
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  • Cuenca has a lot of churches and cathedrals scattered around, but you get the sense that the New Cathedral opposite the square from the "Old Cathedral" is really the heart of the city. There's even a ...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our guided visit to this beautifully done cathedral. The views from the top were reward for the many steps to climb up. We enjoyed the history of community participation in building ...  more »
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  • Beautiful inside and out! Head inside to the information desk to buy a $2 ticket to access a viewing point to see the domes, otherwise some equally nice views can be seen from the surrounding streets
  • This is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in South America. I lived in Cuenca Ecuador for several months and would frequent the cathedral and just marvel at its beauty. It is across the plaza from the old cathedral. Cuenca Ecuador is a wonderful place to visit. The climate is extraordinary.
  • beautiful cathedral
  • Beautiful and traditional place in Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • A very beautiful place to visit.