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Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)

Hidalgo | Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
+52 777 312 1290
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This 16th-century church was built by a group of indigenous craftsmen and is considered one of the oldest churches in the Americas.
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Hidalgo | Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
+52 777 312 1290
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions of the Cathedral grounds are not accessible to the public due to damage from the September 19th 2017 earthquake. You can still visit one of the smaller buildings and some of the grounds. Some of the religious ceremonies are still being held but...More

Thank jetturtle2000
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Beautiful church which needs significant restoration to protect it. Still worth the time to explore. Daytime activity only to be safe

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The interior of Cathedral of Cuernavaca surprised me with the rich details and paints, the outside area is well preserved and a visit is worth.

Thank Jose Maria B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Nice building. I think it might be the oldest in Latin America. Because of the color, it really stands out.

Thank DPNA
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This cathedral's bell tower is currently under renovation so be careful walking around be the grounds. The three chapels are each different and beautiful. The main cathedral is a mix of the original historic building and the contemporary design! Lots of people roaming around very...More

Thank TrinaLee2015
Reviewed 29 June 2017

There is a main Cathedral and two side chapels. They are all worth checking out. Probably the best part of our two days in the city.

Thank Itsnotatumor
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A lovely rustic center of religious life in Cuernavaca. Nicley restored frescos. Lively scene outside of cathedral.

Thank WillyAna
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We viewed the site on a hot afternoon, and all was clean, tidy and a wonder to see ancient history up close.

Thank royannjean
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Built by the Franciscans in 1529 as a fortress as well because of their uncertainty of the conversion of los Indios, it has many unusual aspects including Japanese murals.

Thank Tuggee1234
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This cathedral is set in beautiful gardens and has a very tranquil atmosphere - a good place to sit and meditate while watching the world go by. Apparently, this is the oldest cathedral in Latin America. Unlike other cathedrals, it does not face the main...More

Thank juliejt
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