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Cusco Cathedral (Catedral del Cuzco) Tours

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Cusco Cathedral (Catedral del Cuzco)
Built atop the Inca palace Viracocha, the Cusco Cathedral was a triumphant statement for conquering colonists who laid the foundation stones in 1559. Now Plaza de Armas’ showpiece, the cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco and a significant cultural monument holding the largest collection of Cusco School paintings.

The Basics
Also known as the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, Cusco Cathedral  (Catedral del Cuzco) and its treasures have been handsomely restored, thanks to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Construction lingered more than 100 years, allowing a Gothic-Renaissance style to dominate the facade and its two discreetly baroque domes. The interior features magnificently carved choir stalls and pulpit in cedar and alder, a brilliant silver-plated altar, and 400 canvases from the Cusco School (Escuela Cuzqueña), which paired European ecclesiastical painting styles from the 16th to 18th centuries with the traditional iconography of indigenous Andean art.

There are many options for exploring the cathedral, including private or group day tours and multi-day tours that may combine visits to Cusco, Machu Picchu, and various stops in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You can also explore Cusco as part of a multi-day mountain biking trek.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Cusco Cathedral is a must for art and history lovers, and all first-time visitors to Cusco.
  • The cathedral requires a small entrance fee. Admission is included in the city’s Religious Circuit Ticket, which allows entry to three major religious destinations, such as the Cusco Cathedral, Temple of San Blas, and the Archbishop’s Palace.
  • As the cathedral is a religious space, modest attire is best—even in summer months.
  • Because of the high altitude, be sure to stay hydrated and take it slow. Chewing on coca leaves or drinking coca tea helps alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness.
  • The cathedral is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
Cusco Cathedral is located on the city’s historic Plaza de Armas, walkable from most spots in the city center. If farther away, you’re best off booking a tour that includes round-trip transportation as there are few public transportation options.

When to Get There
The cathedral is open typically from 10am to 6pm daily. Masses are generally held at 8:30am and 10:30am on Sunday. One of the city’s most popular attractions, it is busy year-round; consider a visit between November and April for a somewhat quieter experience.

Cusco Cathedral for Painting Buffs
Artworks inside the cathedral, particularly paintings of the Cusco School, are phenomenal. The most famous work on display is The Last Supper, in which Quechua artist Marcos Zapata depicts the final meal of the Lord, adding his own cultural flavor with depictions of traditional Andean foods, such as roast guinea pig (cuy) and chalices of an Inca corn drink (chica).
Address: Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru
Admission: Varies
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Cusco Cathedral Admission Ticket

Cusco Cathedral Admission Ticket

Located on the Plaza de Armas, and completed in 1654, Cusco Cathedral is one of the top attractions in Cusco. Guarantee a fuss-free visit by pre-booking your admission ticket. You can visit at a time of your choosing and opt to add on a guide or simply explore by yourself.
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  • 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$10.00
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Peruvian Cooking Classes

Peruvian Cooking Classes

Peruvian cooking classes Ceviche dishes: jumped loin chicken chili Soups: quinoa chuño corn drinks: Pisco Sour
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing

Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing

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Immerse yourself in the grand colonial majesty of Cusco on a half-day guided sightseeing tour of the city. Wander winding Incan streets to discover the ancient Temple of the Sun, the sacred Convent of Santo Domingo and the colossal Cusco Cathedral. Gain insight into the fascinating history of the city with an interesting and informative guide as you explore one of Peru’s most treasured places on foot.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$49.60
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Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

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Take an intimate look at Cusco’s colonial and Incan legacy during this 4-hour private guided history tour. Marvel at the Spanish architecture and art inside the city’s main cathedral, and check out the ‘Qoricancha,’ a one-time Inca temple that’s now a monastery. You’ll also visit the Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80.00
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Guided Walking Tour Cusco

Guided Walking Tour Cusco

Once the Incan empires’ capital, Cusco is a city where archaeological ruins and Spanish colonial architecture can be admired together—but exploring without a guide means missing out on the city’s history. On this walking tour, visit top attractions including Cusco Cathedral, the Convent of Santo Domingo, and Quirkancha temple with your guide. With entry fees and round-trip travel from your Cusco accommodation included, delve deep into Cusco’s history and heritage.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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A Half Day - City Tour In Cusco

A Half Day - City Tour In Cusco

On this attraction-packed, half-day tour, get an insider’s introduction to Cusco’s top sights within the city, plus Incan archaeological sites. First, tick off the historic city center, from colonial-era landmarks like Cusco Cathedral to cobble-stoned backstreets. Then, travel outside the city for stops at Sacsaywaman, Qenko, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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Humantay Lake Full Day CUSCO

Humantay Lake Full Day CUSCO

Visit the Humantay Lagoon, a jewel of Cusco nature located on the way to the Apu Salkantay From the vilcabamba mountain range full of impressive landscapes.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.59
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Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay

Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay

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Get a comprehensive tour of the main Incan sites around Cusco on this half-day excursion. Visit all the highlights and landmarks, including Tambomachay, Puccpucara, Quenqo, Sacsayuaman, and Koricancha. Hotel pickup in the historic center of Cusco available; travel via air-conditioned coach.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.00
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Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour

Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour

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Discover Cusco’s UNESCO-listed center and remarkably preserved Inca ruins on this full-day tour and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit the archeological sites of Puka Pukara, Sacsayhuaman, and Tambomachay; admire Cusco landmarks including Plaza de Armas, Coricancha temple, and Cusco Cathedral; and browse the stalls at San Pedro market.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125.00
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Cusco City Sightseeing Tour

Cusco City Sightseeing Tour

Visit Cusco highlights on this half-day tour of the ancient city. Along with a guide, head to locations such as the Inca temple-turned-church at Santo Domingo, the Saqsayhuaman Inca fortress, the Cathedral of Cusco, and more. This tour provides essential information you need to know about Cusco history and culture, plus provides transportation between each destination.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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Cusco Half Day City Tour: Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

Cusco Half Day City Tour: Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

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Discover the magic and beauty of Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire. The flawlessly built Incan roads spread to all regions from the “Plaza” which was thought of as the center of the world. Visit the Temple of the Sun, the Convent of Santo Domingo and the famous Cusco Cathedral with its Cuzqueno paintings.
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  • 6 hours
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Cusco City Tour Half-Day Including Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

Cusco City Tour Half-Day Including Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

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Discover the magic and beauty of Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire. The flawlessly built Incan roads spread to all regions from the “Plaza” which was thought of as the center of the world. Visit the Temple of the Sun, the Convent of Santo Domingo and the famous Cusco Cathedral with its Cuzqueno paintings.
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  • 5 hours
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City tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay

City tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay

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Tour of the city of Cusco, visit the ancient capital of the Inca empire, live the magical mixture of this city between the traditions and history of the Incas along with the traditions and history of the Spaniards. The tour of the city of Cusco includes an archaeological park of Saqsayhuaman and a tour of religious places in Cusco. The walk through the city is highly recommended on the first day of your stay in Cusco to acclimatize and be much quieter on the tours of the following days. The tour starts at the Cathedral and then Q'oricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, and after the tour we return to the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cusco City Tour Four Ruins Half-Day Tour

Cusco City Tour Four Ruins Half-Day Tour

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Enjoy the Ancient Inca Capital of Cusco .This Tour is half a day that includes a visit to the Cathedral in the main square , the Temple of Sun Koricancha nearby ruins around this city such us The fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara and finally we will visit Tambomachay.
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  • 5 hours
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4-Day: All Included Excursion City Tour, Sacred Valley & MachuPicchu

4-Day: All Included Excursion City Tour, Sacred Valley & MachuPicchu

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The tour of Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu takes you through all the most important sites of Cusco such as: Qoricancha also known as the Temple of the Sun, we will also visit Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic places of the Inca Empire built by the Inca Pachacuteq in the 15th century. We will continue the tour of the Sacred Valley which is one of the most popular routes in the Cusco region. Finally we will take you to one of the most incredible train trips in the world and we will go to Machu Picchu "One of the seven wonders of the modern world".
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$565.00
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Cusco Tradicional 3 Dias 2 Noches

Cusco Tradicional 3 Dias 2 Noches

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Somos Una empresa con alta experiencia en tours u turismo en la ciudad imperial del Cusco. contamos con todas los permisos y patentes oficiales del estado peruano.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$390.40
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Walking City Tour in Cuzco

Walking City Tour in Cuzco

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Visit the ancient capital of the Incas on a 4-hour hike through historic Inca and Spanish streets. The picturesque neighborhood of San Blas (area of artisans who delight us with their colonial works in carvings, Cusco paintings and imagery), the street of the Stone of the 12 angles, the Plaza de Armas with the impressive Cathedral, repository of a colonial art left by the Spanish culture, the majestic Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun and ending with the local grocery market of San Pedro, with tasting of products that are not always you. known. City Tour on Foot in Cuzco is an excursion where you can enjoy and learn about our history and architecture and above all our guide takes care of making your experience pleasant and unforgettable.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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Rural Experience in Cusco 7d/6n

Rural Experience in Cusco 7d/6n

This Classic Private tour through the Inca Empire will give you the most important destination constructed by the Incas. While visiting the Capital of the Incas - Cusco, The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Maras Moray and The Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu you will be amazed of the Incan culture and its richness. While together with your tour guide you will learn all about the Inca history and culture as well as the Peruvian culture. The most special thing about this tour is that when you are visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you will be staying at a local community and interact in their daily life. Here you will learn about the life of the natives Peruvians and live it as well.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,228.00
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City Tour Cusco Half Day Cusco

City Tour Cusco Half Day Cusco

Discover the former capital of the Inca Empire on this half-day tour. Explore key landmarks like Qoricancha, the former Temple of the Sun, the citadel of Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, the ancient military complex of the Incas, and much more. Learn about the rich history of Peru and the Inca Empire as you explore the ruins and see what ancient traditions still live on in the country.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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US$75.00

Cusco City & Nearby Ruins

Cusco City & Nearby Ruins

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When in Cusco, you don’t need to leave the city to see ancient ruins. This Cusco city sightseeing tour introduces you to the city’s charms, from its impressive archaeological sites like the Saqsayhuaman ruins complex to the more modern Cathedral of Cusco. This half-day tour is a great overview of the city for first-time visitors wanting to learn about Cusco’s rich past and present alike.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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Cusco City Tour

Cusco City Tour

The first day upon arrival it is advisable to take a city tour, our agency organizes this tour every afternoon. They are picked up from your hotel between 1:00 p.m. and 13: 20hrs. You will have a guided tour through the city center of Cusco, visit the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha-Santo Domingo, and then go out to the surroundings to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay , returning to the city between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.03
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Shared Cusco City Tour by Bus

Shared Cusco City Tour by Bus

Discover the best of Cusco and learn about the ancient Incas on this half-day small-group bus tour. Visit key landmarks like Qorikancha, the Cusco Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, and more. Learn about the ancient Inca culture and religion from your informative guide and what aspects are still preserved today in Peruvian traditions.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$15.00
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City Tour Cusco Peru

City Tour Cusco Peru

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UNESCO–listed Cusco boasts some of Peru’s most impressive Incan and Spanish colonial architecture, but exploring independently means missing the treasures’ hidden secrets. On this tour, begin with pickup at your hotel, and explore Cusco and surrounds by air-conditioned minivan as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history. Along the way, visit sites like 17th-century Cusco Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, and Q'enqo—with admission fees included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.00
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City tour Cusco

City tour Cusco

Starting with the Cathedral of Cusco, we will find in its walls priceless art and treasures, which is considered by many the most beautiful works of art in South America. Afterwards, we will visit the Qorikancha. This wonderful temple is considered sacred because it harbored priests of the Inca Empire that were in charge of worshiping, Inti, the Sun God. We will then continue our tour of the archaeological centers located around the city of Cusco. Starting with Sacsayhuaman, the Quechua name means "satisfied falcon" which was built with huge stone blocks. At the time of the Incas, it was called the "house of the sun" and was a religious center of great importance in local tradition. Afterward, we will visit, Kenko, Quechua word meaning "Labyrinth" coined by the Spanish for its labyrinthine underground galleries and small canals carved zigzag. We will continue our tour visiting Puka-Pukara, called the Red Fort, which is built with stones in that tone of colour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.00
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city cusco tour

city cusco tour

Cusco, or Qosqo in Quechua, was the capital of the Inca Empire, called Tawantinsuyo. Cusco, with its special beauty and charm is considered the archeological capital of South America and a cultural legacy of humanity. This tour takes you to the majestic Qoricancha, the most important example of the change from Incan architecture to Spanish colonial architecture. You will also visit the four most important archeological sites in the hills above Cusco. These sites are essential in understanding the importance of Cusco during the Incan Empire PLACES YOU VISIT IN OUR CUSCO CITY TOUR Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun Sacsayhuaman, the most impressive archeological site near Cusco Qenqo, an immense promontory where the Inca carved right into the bedrock Pukapukara, the Red Fortress with cryptic historical use Tambomachay, the most important site for water rituals WHAT IS INCLUDED? Pick up at your hotel Professional guide speaks fluent English & Spanish Private transportation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.00
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6-Days Discovering Cusco

6-Days Discovering Cusco

This is a unique experience to get to know the main highlights of Cusco, enjoy tours in a shared basis with professional bilingual local guides and relax in a 4* hotel.
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  • 6 days
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US$1,021.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cusco Cathedral (Catedral del Cuzco) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 186 Cusco Cathedral (Catedral del Cuzco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cusco Cathedral (Catedral del Cuzco) costs USD 10.00. Guided Cusco Cathedral (Catedral del Cuzco) tours start around USD 10.00 per person. See all 186 Cusco Cathedral (Catedral del Cuzco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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