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Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion

Plaza de Armas | Calle Marquez 231, Cusco, Peru
+51 993 492 979
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Plaza de Armas | Calle Marquez 231, Cusco, Peru
+51 993 492 979
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Reviewed yesterday

I believe its 25 sols to enter the Cathedral. It was amazing to see all the history such and art collection. It is a great place to visit while in Cusco

Thank Calgary Man Y
Reviewed yesterday

A large cathedral with a large chapel on either side - filled with amazing artwork from the Cusquenian School - and the Christ of the Earthquake statue - unique choir placement at the front of the cathedral facing the alter

Thank dhlc416
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Cathedral is a Treasure. Every piece of art inside is amazing. The paintings, the religious objects, the sculptures, everything!!!

Thank Amuribes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Large cathedral after the style of Spain but with a Peruvian twist. We had a guided tour so we got explanation of what we were seeing. No photos allowed - for whatever reason South American churches prohibit it.

Thank HoustonRobert
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is truly one of the world's top cathedrals. The artwork of its alters is magnificent. But it's the size that's truly overwhelming. The entry side chapel is larger than most big churches, but it's only a prelude to the central church. Be prepared to...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cathedrals in Cusco have a fascinating history, not always pleasant. The details inside is impressive. Many of the city tours will have this as a stop. It's worth including this as part of your site seeing. After visiting Machu Picchu, it's interesting to continue...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mass on Sunday is 6,7,8,9am. 7am is packed making it the better experience. But I was lucky enough to see the Festival Señor de Choquekillka ... With groups of different traditional costumed people following this effigy into the cathedral for the 9am mass. The church...More

Thank CindyAdentures
Reviewed 4 days ago

When traveling I often look into churches and Cusco's cathedral is an excellent find. On the town square it is actually three churches in one. The history is very interesting and the art is as well. The paintings were done by Peruvian natives trained by...More

Thank PhillyJim69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting so many cathedrals around the world, this one did not appear to be something very different. Since it is the biggest church in Cusco it does merit a visit. But do not expect anything special.

Thank merp23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the central Plaza de Armas the Basilica is worth visit if you are in Cusco. The design, artwork, gold and silver altars and ornaments are impressive. The entry fee will set you back 25 soles and if you bring ID you can rent...More

Thank Mon_Petit14
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Hi, if I am arriving in Cusco on Saturday afternoon, is there a Catholic mass I can attend in this area in lieu of Sunday mass? Heading to Machu Picchu early on Sunday.
7 August 2015|
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Response from got2bebiking | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure . the hotels will know
I am hoping that I do not have to book anything in advance to go into any of the cathedrals, etc. My son and I are going on a trek and arriving a couple of days early and hoping to see some of the amazing sites Cuzco has to offer. Hoping someone can help me out.
19 June 2015|
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Response from Mikeview | Reviewed this property |
No need to book in advance. You should be able to get in during the day unless there is a reason that the church is closed.
Christian R
do they have a mass that you can attend?
23 February 2015|
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Response from islamanare | Reviewed this property |
They have mass every day. Monday thru Thursday and Saturday 6:30 am; 7:00 am; 8:00 am 8:30 am Friday 6:30 am; 7:15 am; 8:00 am; 9:00 am Sundays and Holidays (Christian) 6:00 am; 7:00 am; 8:00 am; 9:00 am You do not have to... More