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Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion

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This large cathedral (circa 1885) features a series of sky-blue cupolas; the interior contains a magnificent altar and a famous crowned image of the Virgin Mary.
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Padre Aguirre 8-27 | In front of Parque Calderon, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see if you are in Cuenca and pay $2 and take the stair to the terrace. It's a pretty good hike, but the views from up there are incredible.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sean C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wish I could levitate to get a better view of this place. Sunday and I couldn't go inside, and given how tightly this place is hemmed in by the park and buildings around it, can't get a good perspective of the exterior--belfry, couple rose windows,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelingpoet26
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss this beautiful place , you can visit the Cathedral and also some adjacent open garden ,quality time spent there

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacques g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Cathedral is huge. Beautiful. A great way of knowing Cuenca's culture is to go to the Cathedral on Sunday morning, and see how crowded it gets for the service. The building's history is also very interesting: it was built by a foreigner who hasn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nathália P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this Cathedral was built in the 1800's it is called the "New Cathedral". The craftsmanship is superb. When there, they were setting up for the Christmas celebrations which appeared to be an elaborate village scene. However, anytime would offer a wonderful experience, and all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ESCdn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a long time coming..but it has been done brilliantly and getting better every month. Boutiques, restaurants, and a lovely place to have a coffee, a croissant and chat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is a square patio with nice shops, cozy restaurants and small artisanal stores. You can go during the day time or night. It also very good for taking photos.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank balarekd
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The "new cathedral" of Cuenca with its lovely blue domes, is the center of the city in many ways -- not just geographically, but also religiously. Very much worth seeing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HopShallen
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The size of the cathedral is seriously impressive. The travertine and marble is very impressive throughout the arches and multiple altars. Nice stained glass windows and a wonderful ambiance

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Howard B
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Breath taking tour! There are no words to describe this amazing structure. Tour cost $3 and it will be the best money you will spend.

Date of experience: September 2018
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