OUR LADY OF SOLITUDE CATHEDRAL

 

Located at the back of Plaza Álvarez (which is more commonly referred to as the zócalo),  this old cathedral  -  constructed in 1930  -  is adorned with domes in the style of the mosques and Byzantine towers;  and its interior is very simple with walls of white and blue.

Dedicated to the Virgin of Solitude,  the patron saint of Acapulco,  the cathedral is still the religious base for a large number of active and devout Roman Catholic Acapulqueno families,  as is evidenced by the number of masses it holds and the size of the crowds who attend.  It attracts many tourists who find themselves exploring the town square,  as all are welcomed  -  regardless of one's religious persuasions.

Scheduled weekend Masses are  -  on Saturdays at 8am,  12noon,  6pm,  7pm,  and 8pm  -  and Sundays at 7am,  8am,  9am,  10am,  11:30am,  12:30pm,  1:30pm,  5pm,  6pm,  7pm,  and 8pm.  Visitors (non Mass attendees) are only asked that they be mindful and respectful of the fact that,  aside from being a tourist attraction,  the cathedral is a house of worship and that at most times there are people inside who are there to pray.

Picture-taking is allowed,  but should be done quietly and discreet manner.

For a bird's-eye aerial view of the cathedral,  click the following link;  then expand the image (zoom out) to get a better sense of its location within the city:  Aerial Map.