Guadalajara Cathedral, Guadalajara

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Built in 1561 under the orders of Phillip II, the king of Spain, Guadalajara Cathedral remains standing as a beautiful monument to various architectural styles. Due to damage throughout history caused by natural disasters, the cathedral was rebuilt multiple times, including the reconstruction of the dome after a 1875 earthquake. Try to identify gothic, baroque, moorish, and neoclassical styles on the structure. The interior features Gothic-style decor with high-reaching ceilings and large columns. Consider attending a church service for an immersive experience. Use our Guadalajara visit planner to arrange your visit to Guadalajara Cathedral and other attractions in Guadalajara.
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  • A building with details and history, has legends, do not miss down to see the crypts in the back of the altar....
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  • This huge cathedral impresses everyone who passes its doors. Stunning architectural detail and splendour. Peaceful to its worshippers.  more »
  • From Afar can appreciate the construction so beautiful and detailed that despite the time is still perfect, when you enter you can not avoid turning everywhere to see so many things from the paintings, the stained glass, everything is too beautiful but the best is the dome of The most impressive thing I've ever seen in my life ⛪
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  • The place to visit when going to Guadalajara city center. Highly valued among the people of Guadalajara. Beautiful altar and lots of paintings in the walls. Have lots of details architectural and art. Lots to see. Coming inside the church it can be different, because there are ill people asking for money and that point you can feel blessed to be healthy. I heard that the charity work is important to the church and it is helping these people.
  • Guadalajara in general is a great city for tourists. Very clean and safe and friendly. Extremely inexpensive for Americans, great dollar/peso exchange rate. Speaking Spanish helps, but there are lots of English speakers.
  • Beautiful cathedral! It was under repair and packed. Great experience! God is good!
  • Great historical location, with plenty of beautiful buildings. Usually there's events going displaying local cultures and history. Unfortunately at times the place can be overflowing with trash and lack of maintenance on the water fountains making area looked abandoned.
  • Really beautiful, marks the center of the city. Main attraction together with Tlatelolco and Teotihuacan
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