Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion), Cuernavaca

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At Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion), see how a centuries-old religious hub became a flamboyant center for celebration and family gathering. When Spain arrived to conquer these Aztec lands, their piety and influence produced many churches and monasteries around the Popocatepetl volcano, including this 16th-century cathedral. Today, the fortified place of worship serves as a gated garden that hosts traditional Mexican weddings and quinceaƱera festivities. The complex consists of a walled compound with the main church, cloister, baptism area, and several chapels and small churches. Local "guides" in the vicinity may offer you their services--just make sure to get your money's worth. Plan to see Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cuernavaca trip maker website .
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  • 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...  more »
  • Must-see I'm not Catholic but I like to see the buildings are beautiful, not more than my spouse hehe but visit and as everything always are in a historical center bone that you can go to see more things...
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  • Beautiful church which needs significant restoration to protect it. Still worth the time to explore. Daytime activity only to be safe  more »

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