Pay particular attention to the facade…it is really spectacular. Across the street from the Cathederal is a write up (even in English!). The courtyard beside is also beautiful.
I've been to many colonial cathedrals in Mexico, and I'm pretty sure I can say, without hesitate, that this one is my favorite, at least on the outside. The Baroque facade is astonishing, and the special color of the building -pinkish, due to the pink stone- makes this cathedral very special and different to the others.
The Zacatecas Cathedral is known for its colonial style found only in Mexico (churrigueresco). However, they have recently done a new altar that blows your mind and steals your breath. In a centuries old colonial masterpiece you have a contemporary piece of art. On a massive gold leaf wall 17 meters tall and 11 wide, worked with prisms and wonderful... More
We visited in Feb 2013 (the slow season) and one tower was shrouded in scaffolding, so we took pictures of the other tower. There are other beautiful churches in Zacatacas that make glorious pictures too. Something to remember ...... the Cathedral (and other churches) are active and so appropriate clothing is expected. If you are in shorts just step inside... More
There are so many cathedrals in Mexico, and this is just another beautiful place to see. You can't miss it as you walk around the historic city center. They are restoring part of the facade when I was there, so at this time you will see scaffolding.
It's facade is incredibly gorgeous. Of course if you are in Zacatecas you are gonna go there. If you are thinking of not going or you're not much into cathedrals.. please go!
This building is just beutiful, despite the religion, if you appreciate arquitecture is like paradise at night
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