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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  • August 11, 2017
    The Cathedral of Cuernavaca is currently in a set with various buildings associated with the Catholic religion and, more in particular with the bishopric. It is near the center of the city, just a few blocks from the central square, Palace of Cortes, and practically next to the Jardin Borda. The temple construction began in the 16th century with colonial style characteristic of the large convents of Morelos area. The spaces are wide and dark, providing you keep cool and dark, inviting meditation and reflection. It is that the Cathedral has been subject to recent renovations, and these continue. The current space is very nice, and I can imagine that it will greatly improve when finished. The Assembly, in what would have been the Atrium, has a pleasant and reasonably priced cafeteria. There is also a religious store with a good selection of books and image is, although these are not high-end.
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  • August 10, 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.  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    A required place. Unfortunately they have it very careless. I think that they should spend to recover and preserve its internal paintings, as well as improve their gardens.
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