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The Basilica Cathedral of Cusco

La Catedral


The Basilica Cathedral of Cusco

It’s located on Main Square of Cusco City


Spanish conquistadors calling for the creation of the bishopric of Cusco by the Fray Vicente Valverde. For 15 years did not specify the final location of the Cathedral, because the council agreed to purchase land adjacent to it, Don Juan Ruiz Canon being acquired by the Kiswar kancha the price of 2,800 pesos.

In 1617 involved the architect Fray Miguel Huertas, modifying arches and vaults. In 1649, Francisco Dominguez Chavezand Arellanoinvolved, Master Architect who completes the building, which also builds the front or main wall.On August 14, Dr. Pedro de Arteaga and Sotomayor bless the new cathedral, premiering on August 15th with a party that lasted until the month of September, and August 19, 1668 was consecrated by Dr. Bernardo Izaguirre.

Cathedral of Cusco has characteristics of Gothic, Renaissance Mannerist and Baroque. Flanked by two solid towers, side covers are mannerist, and central, discreetly baroque.

cusco cathedral


It has splendid altars of both Renaissance and Baroque style and neoclassical. They are magnificent works of Cusco crafts its carved wooden pulpit and choir stalls. An important collection of paintings from the Cusco school works by Diego Quispe Tito, Basilio Santa Cruz Pumacallo, Basilio Pacheco and Mark Zapata, who created a unique "Last Supper" in which the main dish is roast guinea pig.


Shedule: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs
Cost: Admission with Ticket Religious Circuit, or just to this monument with the following amounts.
Partial Adult: S /. 25.00
Student Part: S /. 12.50

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