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

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Religious Site
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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  • Excellent Church which was part of a large convent. The murals of the martyrdom of Sn Felipe de Jesús are sensational. The stained glass windows are of Mathias Goeritz, a work of art.
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  • It's nice to see that it puts attention to special places, is under restoration and historical. The painted walls and its large gardens give it a special touch.
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  • A lovely rustic center of religious life in Cuernavaca. Nicley restored frescos. Lively scene outside of cathedral.  more »