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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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  • The view from the observation deck is beautiful. You have to climb several steps but it is worthwhile. Better if it's a clear day. It costs $ 2
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  • This cathedral is simply awe inspiring. It took over 100 years to complete. It is one of the most impressive of its kind anywhere in the world. The architecture is spectacular, the stonework magical, ...  more »
  • Perhaps the most representative Cuenca symbol, and one of the main attractions that are worth visiting. It is a monumental Church of architectural, predominating in the Gothic-Renaissance façade styles. Draw attention to the domes covered with blue tiles. The interior features exquisite details, but what stands out is the Baroque baldachin of the central nave covered with gold leaf technique. A guided tour can be (u$ d 3) visiting the crypt and the towers, from where you can see a wonderful view of the city.
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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.