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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“main building” (3 reviews)
“nice building” (2 reviews)
“xvi century” (2 reviews)
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Hidalgo | Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
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+52 777 312 1290
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"main building"
in 3 reviews
"nice building"
in 2 reviews
"xvi century"
in 2 reviews
"bell tower"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"latin america"
in 2 reviews
"mass"
in 8 reviews
"complex"
in 7 reviews
"frescoes"
in 7 reviews
"sanctuary"
in 2 reviews
"detraction"
in 2 reviews
"earthquake"
in 5 reviews
"damage"
in 4 reviews
"celebration"
in 2 reviews
"convent"
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This cathedral was very popular and the overall area is pretty big. The main sanctuary was closed off probably because of the earthquake but another sanctuary was open to service. It’s very well kept and clean. It’s a great place to visit with your friends,...More

Thank Sy X
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were somewhat restricted because the recent earthquakes have caused some damage which leaves portions unavailable, including the main building. However, we saw a portion of a mass in one of the smaller buildings and greatly enjoyed the grounds.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Every visitor to Cuernavaca needs to go to "La Catedral" which is a beautiful church and convent of the XVI century. Since the earthquake of September 19, the cathedral had damages and now it is close the main church and some chapels (The Cathedral of...More

Thank IdealTravelMX
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

It's a shame to see the damage the earthquake has caused to this ancient building. Parts of it is closed off but you can still enjoy the exterior/

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Large portions of the Cathedral grounds are not accessible to the public due to damage from the September 19th 2017 earthquake. You can still visit one of the smaller buildings and some of the grounds. Some of the religious ceremonies are still being held but...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Beautiful church which needs significant restoration to protect it. Still worth the time to explore. Daytime activity only to be safe

Thank Bill L
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The interior of Cathedral of Cuernavaca surprised me with the rich details and paints, the outside area is well preserved and a visit is worth.

Thank Jose Maria B
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Nice building. I think it might be the oldest in Latin America. Because of the color, it really stands out.

Thank DPNA
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This cathedral's bell tower is currently under renovation so be careful walking around be the grounds. The three chapels are each different and beautiful. The main cathedral is a mix of the original historic building and the contemporary design! Lots of people roaming around very...More

Thank TrinaLee2015
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

There is a main Cathedral and two side chapels. They are all worth checking out. Probably the best part of our two days in the city.

Thank Itsnotatumor
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