New Cathedral in Cuenca, Ecuador 17 Jun 2017

Posted on 17 Jun 2017
New Cathedral, Cuenca, Ecuador
New Cathedral, Cuenca, Ecuador
New Cathedral, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Three white and blue cupolas stand out on the skyline of Cuenca, Ecuador. They denote the Catedral Nueva (new cathedral), built in 1885 to replace the old cathedral, which had become too small for the ever-growing population. 

A number of architectural styles can be seen in the 19th-century building however, it is dominated by Romanesque revival, helping the main structure blend well with the original historical buildings of the Unesco world heritage city. When the cathedral was finally finished, nearly a century later, it was able to hold 90 percent of the city's population. Visit the well-preserved city on Insight Guides' Ecuador's Cultural Cities and Galapagos Islands trip. 

This article was originally published on 14 October, 2015

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