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Museo Catedral Vieja

Mariscal Sucre | Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-6402
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Beautifully restored cathedral in historical center

The Museo Catedral Vieja, also called the Iglesia del Sagrario, is beautifully restored. For a... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
brianhX1193UU
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Bangkok
Wonderful old place to visit

I actually preferred the old cathedral to the new. The old could no longer accomodate the number of... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Torquay102010
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Blaine, Washington
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Situated on top of some ancient Inca ruins, this cathedral was built in 1557 when modern Cuenca was founded.
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Mariscal Sucre | Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

The Museo Catedral Vieja, also called the Iglesia del Sagrario, is beautifully restored. For a minimal entrance fee, visitors can walk through and see the many displays inside different sections of the church. The church was left to fall apart for many years, but it's...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I actually preferred the old cathedral to the new. The old could no longer accomodate the number of worshippers, and was turned into a museum. The old organ still works, and occasionally organ recitals are given. Wish we could have attended one, but none were...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Spend some time in the old Cathedral, it is worth it. Tremendous renovations and preservation. Take in a free symphony, you can't beat the atmosphere. Very clean, and free banos! What a surprise to find good Mexican food at the small cafe. The enchiladas were...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The restaurant offers shredded meat buritos with an excellent sauce. Good service and outside seating.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The workman ship of the Museo Catedral Vieja is just beautiful. They have preserved beautiful fresco's, sculptures and even old hand carved furniture, pulpit and church vestments. When one first enters the church, and look towards the alter, you think you are seeing people sitting...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Nice but small place to visit, conveniently located in the main square in the center of Cuenca. This used to be the original cathedral and named "old" after the new one was built. Has a nice organ and they have great cultural events. If you...More

Thank lee9
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We didn't tour the museum but visiting the area walked by many times and saw the great facade and architecture. it's really a beautiful piece of history.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

I'm not sure if this is a working church as it's a museum by day. Now superceded by the massive Cathedral a few blocks away, this smaller church is still worth seeing, although there's a $2 entry fee and another $2 for the audio tour,...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

A great place to go and soak in the atmosphere. A time to sit in the church and just contemplate and a lovely cafe for a drink. A must to see in Cuenca

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Located aside the “Plaza Grande” and in front of the new Cathedral. It is the old cathedral turned into a museum. The museum was set at the church respecting its original structure. You can apreciate the original wooden images, the altar, details from 100 years...More

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