Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, Cuenca

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#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Cuenca
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral by using our Cuenca day trip planning website .
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  • Be careful of your timing. It’s closed sometimes and also has mass which shouldn’t be disturbed although you are welcome to attend.  more »
  • You will spend some time looking at all the details since you do not expect this luxurious interior.  more »
  • Large, fairly new cathedral built around the late 1800’s hence commonly referred to by locals as the new cathedral. Its blue Byzantine domes prominently against the blue sky on a sunny day. The large ...  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture. When I went there was for free.. The best way to explore the city is walking so explore away!
  • Beautiful architecture and great religious service. Very pleasant atmosphere and I will definitely go again next time I visit Ecuador!
  • Amazing architecture, very well maintained and it's free the most of the services.
  • Very beautiful I went there and it's so big and amazing one of the best places in cuenca
  • Amazing and beautiful church. Architecture is wonderful and you can up the stairs for achieve the roof and the view is unforgettable :)

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Extremely popular with international visitors and expats, Cuenca features the sizeable range of hotel options you might expect from a renowned tourist destination. Scores of hotels and bed and breakfasts line the streets of the city's old town, many of them occupying historic mansions and homes restored to their former glory. The larger, more upscale hotels in the city center tend to offer onsite restaurants and other amenities, while cheaper hostels feature little more than bunk beds in exchange for much lower rates. However, keep in mind that Cuenca's popularity has a flip side, as the large foreign presence makes for higher prices than elsewhere in Ecuador and also large fluctuations in cost depending on the season.
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