CUSCO | Catedral del Cusco also known as the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin is the main catholic religious monument found in the city of Cusco. Located on Plaza de Armas, this place of worship was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. The cathedral was built intermittently between 1560 to 1664 with the base of the structure designed in the shape of a latin cross. It’s beautiful renaissance architecture and overall design was positioned that way to highlight the superiority of Catholicism that was bought to the area by the Spanish. The Spaniards even comprised part of the cathedral from the stones used at fortress Saqsaywaman.
Catedral del Cusco continues to be a place of worship however it now holds numerous pieces of colonial art and relics.
Catedral del Cusco
Plaza De Armas
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