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Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)
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Owner description: 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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“A must see”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

please take a local guide to see it because it is not possible to access to the marvels of the place without the knowledge of those guy. Some are just in front in Ruiz de Alarcon Street close the french restaurant.
It is the fisrt stop of a route that was declared wolrd heritage by UNESCO in 1994 and was recognize has the best route of the year 2012 in the yearly tourism congress of Madrid spain .
what to see: open air chapel, mural painting in the church, the work of fray Chavez de la Mora in the 1960's, the crypt and the monastery.

Visited April 2012
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“History & Religion Combined in This Cathedral”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

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.

Visited March 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Nice combination of colonial arquitecture and modern decoration”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

The space is very well preserved... the old colonial buildings are wonderful, the interior has a mixed decoration of modern and old wall paintings, describing the story of SAn Felipe de Jesus a mexican saint who was killed in Japan in the XVI century.
The Sunday mass, is famouse for its marchi band.

Visited December 2011
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Kitchener, Canada
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“Cathedral of the Asencion”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

Beautiful, but under construction at this time. Loved the history and doors.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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“this place is a must”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

is a very interesting place to visit, this is not a tipycal church

Visited June 2011
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