"Cusco Cathedral" The Cathedral Tip by al2401
The Cathedral, Cusco: 26 reviews and 44 photos
The Cusco Cathedral was completed in 1654 and took almost 100 years to build. It is located on one side of the Plaza de Armas and is the main church of the Archdiocese of Cusco. The location for both the Plaza and cathedral was chosen because it was a significant Inca site - the palace of the Inca king Wiracocha. The construction used many stones from the nearby site of Sacsayhuamßn.
As well as a place of worship it has become a museum for the colonial art of Cusco as well as archaelogical arefacts and relics. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the City of Cusco in 1983.
Adjoining the cathedral but set back from it are the Chapel of the Sagrada Familia (on the left when looking at the cathedral) and the Iglesia del Triunfo or Church of Triumph (on the right).
Hours: Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. 10-11:30 and daily 2-5:30.
Entry by Tourist Ticket
Address: Plaza de Armas, Cusco
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