Cusco Cathedral, Cusco

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Standing proudly over Cusco's main square since 1654, Cusco Cathedral 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. Before you head to Cusco, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cusco tour builder site , to make sure you see all that Cusco has to offer, including Cusco Cathedral.
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  • Most cities in the world have Cathedrals, some better than others, thus us one of the better one’s. It is huge, in 2 sections. It takes awhile to get through it and depending on how much time one has,...  more »
  • An amazing display of Catholic Church paraphernalia- my only grumble is that photos are not permitted  more »
  • Nice and huge Church which has free audio guide. We have plans to visit several similar museums/churches, you can benefit from buying a a combined ticket that allows access to more.
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  • Fascinating history, architecture and art inside. We especially enjoyed the painting of the last supper with chinchilla and Peruvian fruits. The statues that are used in the Corpus Christi festival are also very interesting, as was the black Christ who protects the town from earthquakes. Essential visit for anyone interested in the history if Cusco and Peru. Leila and I came here after lunch at Greens and enjoyed the shelter from the intense sun.
  • Beautiful spot to join a guided tour with low cost entrance fees. The inside doesn't allow pictures but this centrally located building next to the main plaza offers up a beautiful interior full of gold sculptures and decorations. It's a beautiful sight to behold.
  • Beautiful colonial building. You can see the old Incan walls making up the substructure in the alleyways surrounding it
  • We had a short guided tour of the cathedral and were able to get acquainted with many stories and facts concerning this monumental building that were not included in a guidebook. It was a really enjoyable expierence.
  • I’m sorry we didn’t do the tour, no matter the cost. I was deathly ill and only had the opportunity to muster enough energy to see the catherderal at dusk with the moon rising up, stunning and peaceful.
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