Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion, Cusco
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Standing proudly over Cusco's main square since 1654, Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion remains one of the city's most prominent religious and historical landmarks. The site dates back to before the 17th century, as the cathedral stands above the ruins of an Inca temple, some of whose stones were used in the current building's construction. Nowadays the cathedral houses a large collection of colonial art and welcomes countless worshippers every day. Stop by to feel the history and admire the architecture, both inside and out. Plan to visit Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cusco attractions using our Cusco itinerary maker.
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  • Perfect spot to see obscene catholic excess, gold leaf everywhere multiple main altars many minor altars all with bizarre shop dummies dressed as saints. Horrifying to reflect on the plunder of Inca g...  more »
  • The Basilica built in the shape of a cross has altars made of very old images and where all that glitters is gold, the altar strikes by its beauty, art that looks there is wonderful... and where was Capital of Peru in antiquity.
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  • The Cathedral is a beautiful sight and impresses with emphasis in historic centre. To access the Cathedral's need to buy tickets or visit when there is a celebration. The Church has a large collection of religious art: paintings, sculptures, gold (18 and 24 Kl) and lots of silver accounted to the Inkas the Sun and the moon. It is forbidden to take photos or filming inside the Church. It is interesting to visit with Guide to get details of the construction and of the historical detail of the Church.
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