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Old Cathedral

9.08 reviews
Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Historic Site
Ranked #6 in Cuenca things to do
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Calle Luis Cordero, Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 7-283-4636
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Worthy of a look, there are a number of free concerts held here on weekend nights.

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Matawan, New Jersey

Now a museum and location of free concerts (in season) the old cathedral is well worth a visit. Outside on the curb by the West entrance a lady sells tickets for the open air bus tour of the city. I recommend the South tour. Watch your head for low hanging cables from the top of the bus.

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Medford, Oregon

Rife with history the Old Cathedral (no longer a church) was started in 1567 and now a museum and concert hall. It's a 7 minute walk from our place. See the Mapmaker's Wife in the library for more details.

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Worthy of a look, there are a number of free concerts held here on weekend nights.

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Vinales, Cuba
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Iglesia de El Sagrario, otherwise known as the Old Cathedral, was built in 1557. It’s a stunning building with high ceilings, ancient painted frescoes, a colossal pipe organ, side altars filled with antiques and religious artefacts. When you are there, make sure you check out the model of what the cathedral was meant to look like. The cathedral took 90 years to build and in the end the original plans couldn’t be realised after it was discovered the foundations could not support the weight of the towers that were planned. It costs US$2 to visit.

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Absolutely beautiful interiors. Worth a visit.

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