Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, Cuenca

4.7
#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Cuenca
A fusion of architectural styles, Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral stands as a towering landmark visible from all over town. Constructed over a period of nearly 100 years and finished only in 1975, the cathedral features Romanesque Revival, Baroque, and Neo-Gothic elements. Marvel at its trio of powder-blue domes, covered in imported blue and white glazed tiles, and get a good look at the intricate facade. Head inside to enjoy its vaulted interior lavishly decorated with gold and marble accents. Note that the building's blue domes appear disproportionately small; an architectural flaw required a downsizing of the overly heavy features so as not to collapse the structure. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral by using our Cuenca day trip planning website .
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  • Be sure and pay the two dollars to climb up onto the room and view Cuenca from atop the cathedral. The views are wonderful and the opportunity for great photos of the domes and the surrounding town a...  more »
  • This is a beautiful cathedral. If you would like a tour in English go totally across the park to the other cathedral. They have a tour guide there for the big cathedral. Unfortunately we missed due to...  more »
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  • One of the highlights in Cuenca. It was built as big as the faith of the people in Cuenca, it is one of the biggest in Latin America and in my opinion the prettiest, though it was never completed because of an architectural mistake. A must see in Cuenca!
  • Love this town and it’s so peaceful and safe to walk around. This church is beautiful and check out the tower to catch the city view.
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