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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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  • This imposing Cathedral by its size and its cupolas is brick externally. The Interior is decorated quite soberly. We preferred the old cathedral currently transformed into a museum.
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  • Linda Cathedral, it is worthwhile taking the tour of $ 4 per person for 45 mins approx., down to the crypt where the characters are buried you can plan a basin related to the construction of the Church, and on the other hand you can climb to the Dome where you can enjoy a beautiful landscape, overlooking the Centre of cuenca , that Yes, it takes physical fitness to climb all the stairs to the top. Highly recommended
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  • Of all the churches I have visited in Cuenca and other Ecuadorian cities, this is the best. The blue domes stand out on the skyline and summons you to come and see for yourself just how beautiful it i...  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.