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Museo Catedral Vieja, Cuenca

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Appreciate a well-maintained collection of religious art at Museo Catedral Vieja. Constructed in the 16th century, the old cathedral of Cuenca served for around 400 years as the city's principal place of worship, before being superceded by a new cathedral in 1975. Extensive renovations transformed the cathedral into a museum, which today displays paintings, sculptures, and artifacts of religious significance. Look for the large wooden model that depicts the new cathedral in impressive detail. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museo Catedral Vieja and many more Cuenca attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cuenca travel itinerary planner.
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  • White and small by outside, with towering doors of Woods carved with cherubs and fruits, and a plate that says that the Tower of the Cathedral is "more famous that the pyramids of Egypt", is a small treasure architectural. In the restoration recovered fragments of wall paintings from different periods. Draw attention to the figures of Jesus and his Apostles against the altar, permanent sacral music, organ of the 19th century, the beautiful baroque pulpit, model of the Cathedral in wood and multiple paintings and religious sculptures.
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  • Only $1 entry for seniors. Able to take photos. Beautiful wooden model of the new cathedral as it was initially designed. No access to crypt due to health hazard. A wealth of art, history, culture, & ...  more »
  • Right across from the new Cathedral there is the old one which has been converted into a Museum, impecably restored you can find life size Jesus and the apostles, many paintings and wonderful art piec...  more »
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  • This is the New Cathedral (official name: Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción). Its towers are truncated due to a calculation error of the architect. If they had been raised to their planned height, the foundation of this church to the Immaculate Conception, would not have been able to bear the weight. In spite of the architect's immense mistake, the New Cathedral of Cuenca is a monumental work of faith that began to be built in 1880. It is in Neo-Gothic style, and its blue and white domes have become a symbol for the city. Its facade is made of alabaster and local marble, while the floor is covered with pink marble, brought from Carrara (Italy). When the Cathedral was first constructed 9,000 out of Cuenca's 10,000 inhabitants could fit in the building.
  • Beautiful cathedral
  • Totally worth visiting
  • Almost 200 years in its construction and it wasn't finished. =
  • Very cute!
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