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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century, the old cathedral of Cuenca served for around 400 years as the city's principal place of worship, before being superceded by a new cathedral in 1975.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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  • This church was built by order of the King of Spain in 1557 as a result of the founding of Cuenca can not go basin without fail to visit this wonder
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  • I would advise to visit this Museum, entrance fee, but a lot of the interesting information and exhibits, organ
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  • Pros: Historic architecture, large spaces, suitable location, adequate lighting, shop memories with lots of variety and quality, places of rest, entrance fee low, pleasant temperature (especially in sunny days), outdoor patio. Cons: a circuit is not clear, store of memories with high prices would again? Yes, but as I already stroll throughout the enclosure, would sit down to relax or chat in one of their courtyards.
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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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