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 22 January 2023
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annminky
United States3,806 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 17 January 2022
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,264 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Average. Maybe I was expecting more but there was nothing spectacular here. I'm glad I visited it but I wouldn't go out of my way or make it a destination.
Written 16 February 2020
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blueskies15-10
Giessen, Germany746 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
went there during a walk around through the old part of Cuernavaca, Church was open and no entrance fee was charged, The altar is extremely massive and made of wood, very nice contrast to the white walls, not overloaded
Written 17 November 2019
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,866 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Nice church in the center of the city and a "must" if you visit Cuernavaca. Is a normal small church and very simple inside.
Written 8 November 2019
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Mark P
Denver, CO1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
There is a local guide available in the plaza that gave me a 90 minute tour. Lots of interesting history. There are actually three churches within the plaza.
Written 26 March 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We entered the premises of the complex which constitutes the main Cathedral church with a few minor churches, considered though here as chapels, and the monastery buildings annexed. The complex is part of the Unesco site comprising early 16th century monasteries in the vicinity of the Popocatepetl volcano and was thus built purposely to convert the local indigenous population after the Spanish conquest. This is why the whole complex is surrounded by walls, typical for those monasteries, which could then defend themselves in case of attacks. The Cathedral church suffered partial reconstructions and refurbishments which altered its aspect, especially in the interior. The exterior though is typical of the colonial style in vogue during the 16th century. Unfortunately, I could only admire the complex from the interior courtyard because the interior of the church and chapels was closed due to the earthquake
Written 13 February 2019
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MaruyEnrique
Cuernavaca, Mexico197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Cathedral is a classic colonial building which barely survived the 2017 earthquake. The main altar is decorated in golden covered wood and the ceremonies are touching.
Written 3 February 2019
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Ronaldo YM
103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
If you are a history buff; this is an ideal place to encounter Cortes. The lay out of the Cathedral, the "recinto" is fantastic and a delightful visit.
Written 11 January 2019
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subterranean_jack
Phoenix523 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Compared to the nearby cathedral and chapel, this small church is very simple but well maintained and serene compare to the others.
Written 5 January 2019
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