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Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion

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This large cathedral (circa 1885) features a series of sky-blue cupolas; the interior contains a magnificent altar and a famous crowned image of the Virgin Mary.
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Padre Aguirre 8-27 | In front of Parque Calderon, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very grand ornate Cathedral in the centre of Cuenca. A must see for aficionados of Gold Leaf Altars.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fraser f
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I happen to be walking by when the doors were open. The cathedral is beautiful and massive in size. They had an extensive native screen for Christmas that was quite impressive and lots of detail. A place to be still and reflect.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jktude
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing. There are shops and restaurants all around the church square. Inside the church is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Meatzapie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't have to be religious to appreciate this magnificent building. It is in the centre of Cuenca, on Parque Calderon. Adjoining the cathedral is a very pleasant courtyard with many cafes and other shops. The cathedral dominates the surrounding area and is topped by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll keep it brief: one of the finest cathedrals I've ever seen! Please take the time to walk around the outside, and respectfully explore the grand interior!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ajvent68
Reviewed 9 December 2018

A must see if you are in Cuenca and pay $2 and take the stair to the terrace. It's a pretty good hike, but the views from up there are incredible.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sean C
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Wish I could levitate to get a better view of this place. Sunday and I couldn't go inside, and given how tightly this place is hemmed in by the park and buildings around it, can't get a good perspective of the exterior--belfry, couple rose windows,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

Don't miss this beautiful place , you can visit the Cathedral and also some adjacent open garden ,quality time spent there

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacques g
Reviewed 24 November 2018

This Cathedral is huge. Beautiful. A great way of knowing Cuenca's culture is to go to the Cathedral on Sunday morning, and see how crowded it gets for the service. The building's history is also very interesting: it was built by a foreigner who hasn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Although this Cathedral was built in the 1800's it is called the "New Cathedral". The craftsmanship is superb. When there, they were setting up for the Christmas celebrations which appeared to be an elaborate village scene. However, anytime would offer a wonderful experience, and all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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