Cusco Cathedral
Cusco Cathedral
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Dominating the northeast side of the Plaza de Armas, this magnificent renaissance-style, 16th-century building is in the shape of a Latin cross and contains nearly 400 colonial paintings including the Last Supper by Marcos Zapata.
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  • TheExplorerFamily
    Somerset, New Jersey7,106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very large and Impressive
    Located right in the Plaza d’Armas, this large Cathedral is the main Temple of the City of Cuzco. Along with the Triunto Temple, it forms the religious complex in the Main Square. It was built on the foundation of an ancient Inca Temple called Kiswarkancha, and took over a100 years to complete. Taking sacred stones from the nearby Citadel of Sacsayhuaman, the Spaniards forced the Inca people to construct this massive Cathedral. Since 1972, it has been declared as a Historical Monument, and since 1963 it is on the Register of World Heritage Sites. Inside, there are several Altars – each with a story of its own. There is one High Altar completely embossed in silver, and a few others in Gold Leaf. Every Choir Stall is intricately carved from pure Cedar Wood. One of the Altars showcases a Black Jesus known as “The Lord of the Earthquakes”. One of the most important famous Paintings is on one large wall inside -- Marzos Zapata’s “The Last Supper”. It is very unusual because it features Jesus and his disciples dining on traditional Peruvian dishes like local Guinea Pig and Rice. In fact, our Ticket to enter featured that painting. We had a very informative guided tour, and were able to see places inside, and hear explanations that would not have been possible had we gone on our own. No photography is allowed inside. It is a “Must Visit” for all tourists.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • lisajlb
    Westhoughton, United Kingdom1,476 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice Cathedral.with an interesting mix of Catholicism and INKA tradition.
    This is not a traditional Roman Catholic cathedral. As our guide explained, Peru is a Catholic country but not in the Roman Catholic way, they incorporate INKA / Peruvian traditions within. For example, the last supper has a guinea pig on the plate in the middle, and lamas are within artwork. It is very impressive inside and out and I wish we could have taken photos.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 October 2023
  • sttly
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting artwork
    There is a lot of interesting artwork in this church. It is very beautiful. We went to see the painting of the last supper with the roast quinea pig. The admission is 40 soles which was $10 US when we were there. It was probably worth that.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 March 2024
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sttly
Fort Lauderdale, FL139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
There is a lot of interesting artwork in this church. It is very beautiful. We went to see the painting of the last supper with the roast quinea pig. The admission is 40 soles which was $10 US when we were there. It was probably worth that.
Written 16 March 2024
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Eloiseplaza2
Bronx, NY26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It’s pretty standard if you’ve been to cathedrals before, the last supper was cool, there was a motorized shrine with a drivers seat covered completely in silver that was cool, no photos allowed.
Written 4 December 2023
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lisajlb
Westhoughton, UK1,476 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is not a traditional Roman Catholic cathedral. As our guide explained, Peru is a Catholic country but not in the Roman Catholic way, they incorporate INKA / Peruvian traditions within. For example, the last supper has a guinea pig on the plate in the middle, and lamas are within artwork. It is very impressive inside and out and I wish we could have taken photos.
Written 26 October 2023
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ7,106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Located right in the Plaza d’Armas, this large Cathedral is the main Temple of the City of Cuzco. Along with the Triunto Temple, it forms the religious complex in the Main Square. It was built on the foundation of an ancient Inca Temple called Kiswarkancha, and took over a100 years to complete. Taking sacred stones from the nearby Citadel of Sacsayhuaman, the Spaniards forced the Inca people to construct this massive Cathedral.

Since 1972, it has been declared as a Historical Monument, and since 1963 it is on the Register of World Heritage Sites.

Inside, there are several Altars – each with a story of its own. There is one High Altar completely embossed in silver, and a few others in Gold Leaf. Every Choir Stall is intricately carved from pure Cedar Wood. One of the Altars showcases a Black Jesus known as “The Lord of the Earthquakes”.

One of the most important famous Paintings is on one large wall inside -- Marzos Zapata’s “The Last Supper”. It is very unusual because it features Jesus and his disciples dining on traditional Peruvian dishes like local Guinea Pig and Rice. In fact, our Ticket to enter featured that painting.

We had a very informative guided tour, and were able to see places inside, and hear explanations that would not have been possible had we gone on our own. No photography is allowed inside.

It is a “Must Visit” for all tourists.

Written 20 September 2023
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Loulwa_Kaloyeros (Assaker)
Beirut, Lebanon1,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
Stunning grandeur in a Baroque style. A complex interior with many chapels. Don’t miss the details of mixing Andean and Spanish cultures
Written 15 June 2023
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Mustafa Solanki
Ratlam, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
It was a good experience to see what the Spanish colonization did to the aboriginal people's places. The architecture is nice from the outside and inside as well. The highlight of the whole cathedral is the picture inside where Pizzaro is represented as the person who ruined the Inca culture. Thank you
Written 10 February 2023
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
In one of the sides of Cusco's Plaza de Arma lies the Cathedral. It's an impressive building. From the outside, it's worth, specially if you walk around several times with different lights.
Written 5 February 2023
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James Lee
Flat Rock, NC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
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 experience.
Written 24 January 2023
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Stacey
Santa Clara, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Beautiful cathedral! We weren't able to take photos or videos while in the building due to the fragility of the artwork but this place is worth visiting. There are actually two smaller churches attached to both sides of the large cathedral- all filled with beautiful artwork.
Written 20 January 2023
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We spent some time exploring the cathedral when we were in Cusco. There were quite a few interesting things to see. We thought it particularly interesting to see how some of the art in the cathedral reflected native symbols as opposed to Christian symbols, reflecting the beliefs of some of the artists. This is an interesting place and I recommend going when you visit Cusco
Written 14 December 2022
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