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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  • 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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  • Cuernavaca is lovely to wander around. This Cathedral has three churches in a lovely garden setting. The architectural additions are eclectic and almost puzzling. This is a nice place to spend half an...  more »
  • I must say that we saw some things that left us pondering. A skull and cross bone outside the church is puzzling. I loved the area but as a Christian, more troubled than impressed.