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. 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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  • When we Cuernavaca had many locations closed because of the earthquake, and the oldest church was hit hard, just this little church was open photo, looks like a neighborhood church, the tip to be careful before you go there and see if the locations of interest already reopened, we don't get to see much of anything, everything closed.
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  • Unfortunately the great cathedral nave is now closed for renovation, but worth a visit for the tall Bell Tower, for the open Chapel, and for the sacred precinct with nice garden, complete with a coffee shop and two small beautiful chapels at the top of the sides the same green space: la Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, the simplest in period style and la Capilla, the one with the magnificent pink and white Baroque façade. Not to be missed!
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  • Every visitor to Cuernavaca needs to go to "La Catedral" which is a beautiful church and convent of the XVI century. Since the earthquake of September 19, the cathedral had damages and now it is close...  more »

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