Museo Catedral Vieja, Cuenca

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Historic Site · Religious Site
Appreciate a well-maintained collection of religious art at Museo Catedral Vieja. Constructed in the 16th century, the old cathedral of Cuenca served for around 400 years as the city's principal place of worship, before being superceded by a new cathedral in 1975. Extensive renovations transformed the cathedral into a museum, which today displays paintings, sculptures, and artifacts of religious significance. Look for the large wooden model that depicts the new cathedral in impressive detail. Work out when and for how long to visit Museo Catedral Vieja and other Cuenca attractions using our handy Cuenca trip planner.
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  • the city of Cuenca is littered with churches, this is one of many, but certainly worth a visit then here.  more »
  • I arrived here walking the historic part of town. beautiful architecture and exhibition setting. Place to must visit  more »
  • One of the best museums of religious art, it has pieces of Sangurima and Velez, who were known by the realism in their wood sculptures. It was really important for the French Geodessic Mission in 1736, that's why you can see a sign that says "Más célebre que las Pirámides de Egipto" it means more famous then the pyramids in Egypt because it helped to prove the correct shape of the Earth.
  • One of the greatest cathedral I've ever seen.
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