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Museo Catedral Vieja

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Well worth a visit

This cathedral is now functioning as a museum and conference center, but that does not take away... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
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Well worth the visit

Now functioning mostly as a museum, but also a conference venue, the old cathedral is a key anchor... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Cuenca, Ecuador
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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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Reviewed 22 October 2018

This cathedral is now functioning as a museum and conference center, but that does not take away from its amazing sculpture and paintings, not to mention the pipe organ! The Last Supper sculpture of life size figures is truly amazing - be sure to notice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Now functioning mostly as a museum, but also a conference venue, the old cathedral is a key anchor in this city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HopShallen
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The old cathedral is filled with sculptures, some of them quite gory. But it's a fascinating place and worth a little time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eleanor B
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank brianhX1193UU
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Torquay102010
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Laura J
Reviewed 28 September 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Wendell T
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank FLaWolf
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lee9
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 0505LiveLife2014
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