"La Catedral - Cusco's main Cathedral" The Cathedral Tip by littlesam1

The Cathedral, Cusco: 27 reviews and 46 photos


Cusco's main Cathedral may not be as impressive on the outside as Inglesia de la Compania just across the Plaza, but inside it is the more beautiful of the two churches. Construction started in 1560 and continued for 100 years. There are two chapels built on either side of the main chapel. The one on the left is called El Triunfo. It is built on the site of the main Inca armoury. It symbolizes Spains victory over the Inca. On the right side is the Jesus, Maria y Jose chapel. Also inside the church is a fascinating painting of the Last Supper showing Jesus and the disciples having a last meal of cuy (Peruvian guinea pig).

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  • Written Jun 14, 2011
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