Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)

Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)

Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)
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This 16th-century church was built by a group of indigenous craftsmen and is considered one of the oldest churches in the Americas.
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Bairbre N
Dublin, Ireland34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We visited this cathedral and were lucky to receive a guided tour form a local historian. It's a remarkable building and the frescoes tell a tale of missionaries form Cuernavaca led by St. Félipe who were crucified in Japan. There was a Mass on Sunday with a bishop and six priests and a beautiful choir. The natural light streaming through the stained glass windows and an abundance of incense made it quite ethereal
Written January 22, 2023
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annminky
United States3,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
Another beautiful trip to the town of Cuernavaca. Visited different holy sites, learned about this place and how people’s faith keeps them going. I recommend to fellow travelers to stop and visit Cuernavaca before heading to Taxco.
Written January 17, 2022
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Brian B
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
This cathedral, which dates back to the 16th centuary, is in the Baroque style. It is 80m x 40m is in its own walled compound slightly away from the centre of the city. Its most descirning featute for me was the skull and crossbones motif above the main entrance. This is the first time that I have seen this on a church. I have not seen a reference to this in the Wikipedia entry.
There are significant remains of excellent murals on the walls inside the cathedral.
This is well worth a visit. Underground parking is available about 100m down the street running past the cathedral in the direction of the Old Cortes Palace, which is a short and interesting walk from the cathedral. Well worth a visit for its extensive features and history.
Written December 20, 2015
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Grousedoctor
Plattsburgh, NY602 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Solo
When walking the streets of Cuernavaca, one sees much of the charm of this town. The narrow streets and colorfully painted buildings are what one hopes to see when visiting Mexico. It is also one of those rare towns where the cathedral isn't on the town's main plaza or zocalo. From the Palacio de Cortes, one has an excellent view of the cathedral just a few blocks away from the Centro. In fact, this is advantageous! The zocalo in Cuernavaca is disappointingly small and congested. It reminds one more of a crowded intersection than a central gathering place. So, all one has to do is look for the cathedral bell tower and head in that direction. The sense of secular history is much stronger here than in most churches or cathedrals in Mexico. The enigmatic skull and crossbones on the facad of the cathedral is the first thing to get your attention. Once inside, the historical murals on the walls gives as much of a glimpse on how the early Spanish lived and dominated this area as it tells about what they believed. Over time, many of the images have been lost, but there is still a significant enough portion of the murals left to illustrate the early post-Conquest years in Morelos. As you enter the cathedral grounds, two smaller chapels are alo available for viewing. On the particular Saturday I was there, two weddings were going on that made the visit just a bit more special. As there is a certain hustle and bustle to the Centro, stepping into the cathedral gardens is a wonderful break from the maddening crowd. For more on Cuernavaca, see my travel blog at http://searchingfordiego.blogspot.com.
Written March 31, 2012
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Nas S
Long Beach, CA2,234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
It's a shame to see the damage the earthquake has caused to this ancient building. Parts of it is closed off but you can still enjoy the exterior/
Written December 7, 2017
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jetturtle2000
Desert Hot Springs, CA206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Large portions of the Cathedral grounds are not accessible to the public due to damage from the September 19th 2017 earthquake. You can still visit one of the smaller buildings and some of the grounds. Some of the religious ceremonies are still being held but in outdoor tents. Do come visit and help the tourist industry recover from this natural disaster.
Written October 22, 2017
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shirlzb
Melbourne, Australia127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
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 hour before strolling up and down the fascinating streets of this old city. The market in the town square has some lovely products at good prices. People are friendly and there are many nice surprises, like great little cafes and tasty pastries.
Written November 7, 2016
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Juan A E
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
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.
Written November 6, 2016
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Unelma333
Karlsruhe, Germany1,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
The cathedral is a large complex with a beautiful garden. It is impressive from outside and has an intriguing interior of a simple elegance. I visited on a rainy day, but I can imagine that is an even more impressive experience when the weather is nice.
Written March 15, 2016
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dicryan
Austin, TX208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Not the most stunning Cathedral in Mexico, but taken as a complex that includes two other former churches, very interesting. We very much enjoyed the gardens and the interesting more modern elements as well as the wall decorations. Very much has a unique character.
Written March 13, 2016
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