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“A must for any visitor”

Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)
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Private Tour: Taxco and Cuernavaca Day Trip from Mexico City
Ranked #5 of 50 things to do in Cuernavaca
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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.
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A must for any visitor”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Much restauration work has been made since 2012 and some of its original artwork on the wall aren't visible anymore (big shame, since it depicted scenes from the horrors of the evangelisation). Still it's must see if you're downtown.

Located in the right in the center of the city, it is a key piece in the early history of Cuernavaca. The church with its monastery and surrounding walls (almost like a "cristian fortress, very tipical from that time here in Mexico) were built in the early 16th century as part of the process of evangelisation.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage since 1994 and part of the "Monasteries on the slopes of Popocatépet" (look it up on Wikipeida, its a great trip idea if you want to discover more of the state of Morelos!).

Visited January 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Mural paintings interesting”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The walls inside the Cathedral depict the martyrdom of the first Mexican saint in Japan. It is interesting to see how did the spaniards pictured the shoguns in Japan.
I was there once with a Japanese friend of mine, and he told me those were not shogun dresses...

Visited September 2013
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Travelling Essex man
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“Very impressive”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Visiting churches isn't my usual thing to do on holiday but this 16th century cathedral is well worth a visit. Very impressive with lovely grounds and adjacent chapels.

Visited August 2013
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Colorado
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“Great!”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great great great we love to visit churches/cathedrals with my husband and this one wasn´t a disappointment also the two little chapels are amazing and if you get to have a meal across the street at Trattoria Marco Polo you will enjoy a different view.

Visited July 2013
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London
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“Big old cathedral”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

A big cathedral dating originally from the 1500's you do have to wonder at the skull and cross bones as you enter through the doorway. Also of interest is a mural showing the departure of 24 Mexican Franciscan friars on their way to Japan as missionaries. Outside are some pleasant gardens and two other chapels that are worth a quick look inside.

Visited June 2013
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