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 quinceañera 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. Put Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion) into our Cuernavaca trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • For many years, impacts its austerity and its state of conservation. In a journey of work I did feel tourist by a moment and thank the made of having traveled. Beautiful
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  • Amazing structure built by the Aztec slave of Cortez and his men. Some of the stone came from the old Aztec temple Cortez destroyed. 
  • The Cathedral is built in the 16TH century, carried out by Franciscans, so there are no large altarpieces of gold and the luxuries of other cathedrals. This is simple but that is her beauty. Preserved wall paintings of the Franciscans, and the only altar hangs a cross. There are other two temples and a tree-lined plaza where the filigreses live in the atrium. I really liked the place!
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