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Catedral de Cuenca

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Address: Plaza Mayor, Cuenca, Spain
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+34 969 22 46 26
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Very historic and beautiful edifice

It is a bit of a shame that they have to charge a stiff admission fee for people to visit a Christian place of worship.

Reviewed 7 January 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to visit one unique Unesco protected amazing small city go to Cuenca.You canneven go from Madrid (it is 55 minites by train or 2 hours by bus) City is historic colorful place with great atmosphere and many nice view points!

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Thank Milena B
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

It is a bit of a shame that they have to charge a stiff admission fee for people to visit a Christian place of worship.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Need longer than expected about 2 hours with museum, Walk outside if you see a back door open the view is stunning,

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I like Cathedrals it's amazing the skill and cost they were to build . So I always visit when in a City . Cuenca Cathedral is one of the best I have seen .A mix of old and new ,beautiful relatively new stained stained glass windows . Great views from the courtyard of Cuenca old town . Interesting History explained... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

How lucky we were when we visited that we were able to see AiWeiwei exhibition in the Cathedral. The only place in Spain that it is being shown. Truly stunning. What I enjoyed most was the old and the modern living side by side. All of the stained glass windows except one, were modern. It was a delight. They really... More 

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Thank Linda W
Voorhees, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went into the Cathedral expecting to see the beautiful interior but we got so much more! There was an art exhibit inside with information about Cervantes and a large exhibit of Ai Weiwei. We watched film clips about the artist in his struggle for artistic expression. We were able to view his cell depictions from his... More 

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Katwijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had to pay too much to enter the cathedral, because the was an exhibition of some sort. A Chinese artist Ai Wi Wei , not very interesting. The only thing I liked was the view from a terrace of the Cathedral. Otherwise , not worth my while.

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Plumpton, Australia
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Currently this huge and historic building is hosting an art installation around the themes of acceptance tolerance and freedom of expression. €8 entrance.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wanted to see the Catherdral interior but were diappointed to have to pay because of an exhibition of Ai Wei Wei art installations which we were not really bothered about. Felt annoyed we had to pay when we wanted to see an unobstructed view of the interior.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This cathedral hosted an Ai Wei Wei exhibit when we visited - very moving. But we were most surprised that this venerable cathedral has modern stained-glass windows; they make the space very relevant and current.

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