Museo Catedral Vieja, Cuenca

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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century, the old cathedral of Cuenca served for around 400 years as the city's principal place of worship, before being superceded by a new cathedral in 1975.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 old, deconsecrated cathedral is now a wonderful museum. It was completely restored over several years around the turn of the millennium, including huge murals that were painted over with 40-50 yea...  more »
  • A recommended museum to know the religious history of Cuenca, full of interesting corners and steeped in history
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  • 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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