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20 Sep 2018
25 May 2018
“getting there is half the fun”
This chapel, built in 1523, is claimed by some to be the first church ever constructed in continental America.
| La Antigua, Veracruz 91687, Mexico
+52 296 962 0306
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I attended Mass in this sparkling clean and well-lit lovely little church one afternoon. The accoustics were so good that i was able to both hear and understand the sermon - about narcotraficantes - perfectly, a first for me and my self-taught Spanish!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I think the church itself has been redone several times. Still, it is in the area where Cortez made the first city of Veracruz and his house is practically next door. You cross the river on a long walking bridge. It is very solid. And...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

A couple of blocks from Cortes home. First church built in Veracruz. Very small and not a lot to see inside.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a special and lovely little church with good views of the original material. A very significant cultural icon representing a huge cultural shift. The setting is beautiful as well.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank marcia_marcia
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is the site of the first catholic church built in the Americas, hence it deserves being a landmark. La Antigua itself was historic in that it was the place where Hernan Cortes had built the first military headquarters in Mexico.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank rfoz11
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This place is very old. The walls are built with bricks and coral blocks. Definitely one place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank DorisV660
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Another piece of the puzzle of the Cortez Conquest of Mexico. This small chapel is still standing and operational, with well preserved furniture and religious artifacts.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank IslaVerde8D
Reviewed 16 March 2015

This chapel is very worth seeing. Specially if you include it on a trip to Antigua. This beautiful chapel was the first one in Latin America inland. The chapel has the Catholic stations at the atrium. Complement your visit with the first House of Cortes...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank CGuadarrama
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