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Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)

Hidalgo | Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
+52 777 312 1290
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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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Hidalgo | Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
+52 777 312 1290
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

The Cuernavaca cathedral was built in the 1500's, and many of the original walls still stand. Inside, the murals of the martyrdom of San Felipe de Jesús date back to c. 1600. This is a gem of a historical building and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

It is is a lovely cathedral with murals. It is worth a stop if passing by but not worth a half day trip alone. It needs to be combined with a review of the square and the fort.

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

The cathedral in Cuernavaca, along with some others, belong to the UNESCO World Heritage site of fortified cathedrals - apart from being a place for worship, they served as a shelter and protection for the first missionaries. This is the reason behind their unique architecture...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I'm not usually that into churches, but there is something refreshingly different about Mexican cathedrals as compared to those in Europe, and in the US, what do we have-St. John the Divine in NYC and that's it.

Thank lblancq
Reviewed July 24, 2016

one of a chain of convents in Moroles, this one is beautiful with a large outdoor chapel overlooking beautiful grounds

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Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This sixteenth century cathedral was started just after the Spanish conquest. It is not an elaborate cathedral, but worth a visit. There is a very nice garden surrounding the cathedral.

Thank rswest59
Reviewed June 29, 2016

I visited on Sunday afternoon and the cathedral was packed with celebrants attending midday mass. a quick glimpse showed a large church with a huge nave and beautifully designed ceilings. the adjacent chapels,2 of them, are absolutely striking in design and beauty and provide a...More

Thank Josie053
Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Cathedral is a very old structure but had a significant renovation about 40 years ago. None of the baroque, none of the gold, none of the glorification of suffering of the Christ or any of the other saints. For me, it was a very...More

Thank Marco_Johan
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Interesting grounds and buildings. Nice mural inside the Cathedral. A good place to sit and have a cool drink while watching weddings.

Thank Broho
Reviewed March 28, 2016

The cathedral of cuernavaca, was remodeled about 10 years ago. As you walk up to it, you can see that the weather has taken a toll on the outside of the city. Inside you´ll find a modern cathedral, with different statues and an altar you...More

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