Cusco Cathedral


The cathedral was completed in 1669 on the northeastern side of the plaza. It’s most known for its hundreds of religious paintings in a mix of European style and Andean iconography. For example, a version of The Last Supper by Marcos Zapata features the same religious figures, but a feast of Peruvian food such as maize and chinchilla. The cathedral also contains beautiful woodcarvings and a silver altar featuring the patron saint of Cusco, beneath which are crypts containing the ashes of archbishops.

Cusco Cathedral


Address:

Cusco 08000, Peru

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Cusco Cathedral


 

Cusco Cathedral


  • Adults: S/. 25
  • Children: S/. 13.50

 

Cusco Cathedral


To the right of the altar, a small door leads into the crypts, which hold the ashes of many archbishops. The Sala de la Plateria holds a collection of silver artifacts, including a silver bier and trellis used during important historical events. In the lower nave are choir stalls made of pure cedar, and to the right of the altar, the Sacristy possess portraits of past bishops dating back to the 1500s.

Cusco Cathedral


What’s nearby? 

El Triunfo
In El Triunfo church next door, a crucifix called El Señor de los Temblores (The Lord of the Earthquakes) hangs on the wall. In 1650, when an earthquake threatened to level the town, a procession of villagers held the crucifix aloft and prayed for the earthquake to stop. The crucifix is also known as “El Negrito” because smoke from candles over the years has slowly turned him black.

 

 

Cusco Cathedral


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Cusco 08000, Peru

Cusco Cathedral

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