The Cathedral of Cusco is one of the most beautiful and significant monuments of America. Built between 1560 and 1664 over the Quishuarqancha, ancient palace of the Inca Huiracocha, with huge blocks of stones brought from Sacsayhuaman, this historic piece is also considered Cultural Heritage of the Nation and brings together a combination of unique features such as its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance style.
Inside the Cathedral of Cusco
The interior of the cathedral of Cusco is composed of countless works of art of all kinds that we have classified in the following way to describe them.
The 10 side chapels
There are in the cathedral, chapels or jails that are part of the cathedral of Cusco and that keep invaluable pictorial and sculptural treasures, each one of them was privilege of families or powerful groups of the city that rendered some cult to different saints and virgins of the Catholic order, among them is:
- Chapel of the virgin of the remedies.
- Chapel of the Perpetual Help
- Chapel of the Señor de la Vara
- Chapel of the Virgen del Carmen
- Chapel of Aposto Santiago
- Chapel of San José
- Chapel of the Immaculate Conception or La Linda Chapel
- Chapel of the virgin of Choconcocha
- Chapel of the virgin of Natividad
The 7 independent altars
- Altar of the Lord of Unupuncu.
- Altar of the Holy Trinity.
- Primitive main altar
- Altar of Saint Anthony of Padua
- Altar of Jesus of the Transfiguration
- Altar of the virgin of the nativity and the ancient one
- Altar of the Agonizing Christ.
- Foreign adults: 25 Peruvian soles (approximately 8 USD).
- Foreign children: 13.50 Peruvian soles (4 USD approximately).
- Foreign students (with ISIC card): 13.50 Peruvian soles (4 USD approximately).
- Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm.
- Keep silence inside the church.
- Do not touch the works of art.
- Photographs and videos are not allowed inside the church.