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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  • August 16, 2017
    A must when visiting Cusco, worth the steep entrance fee. Only disappointment, you can't take pictures inside and there is no gift shop of sorts.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The mass is celebrated every day and is usually filled with parishioners, is a very Catholic town, the building is impressive by its grandeur and the pictures you have, what I liked most was the entrance where keep candles to the Virgin Mary
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  • August 15, 2017
    We had closed but still on the outside you can admire its beauty. The Cathedral is a major point of the center of Cusco and makes the place look beautiful.
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