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Cusco Cathedral

  • Cusco, Cusco Region, Peru

Last updated: 02 April, 2024

Built on the site of a royal Inca palace razed to the ground by Pizarro, this hulking 16th-century baroque church houses some impressive Cusqueno art, which mixes indigenous and Spanish styles, including a Last Supper showing Christ eating guinea pig. 

The Inca-made reredos behind the solid silver altar is covered in intricate carving and the north tower houses the 6 tonne Maria Angola Bell, named after a freed slave who threw a handful of gold into the crucible when the bell was cast in 1659.


Price from: £5
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Pick up the free audio guide for commentary on the artwork inside. Note – the cathedral is included on the multi-attraction Boleto General ticket covering 16 sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

When to do it

The cathedral is open to visitors all year round, seven days a week.