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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.
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Hidalgo | Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
+52 777 312 1290
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

A lovely rustic center of religious life in Cuernavaca. Nicley restored frescos. Lively scene outside of cathedral.

Thank WillyAna
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We viewed the site on a hot afternoon, and all was clean, tidy and a wonder to see ancient history up close.

Thank royannjean
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Built by the Franciscans in 1529 as a fortress as well because of their uncertainty of the conversion of los Indios, it has many unusual aspects including Japanese murals.

Thank Tuggee1234
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This cathedral is set in beautiful gardens and has a very tranquil atmosphere - a good place to sit and meditate while watching the world go by. Apparently, this is the oldest cathedral in Latin America. Unlike other cathedrals, it does not face the main...More

Thank juliejt
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Cathedral is lovely with its painted frescos. We visited around New Years, however, and the twinkling blue lights hung all over were a little jarring, detracting rather than enhancing the Cathedral. There are also two churches on the grounds, each pretty in its own...More

Thank Coralyn G
Reviewed 9 January 2017

It is a simple cathedral. Has nice frescos & a simple altar. We watch a bit of the Sunday mass also while there. Nice sounding organ however the singing left a lot to be desired. Had the opportunity to see the locals.

Thank Boggio
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The atmosphere around the church is always interesting, the gardens around the cathedral are beautiful and the three buildings in a compound are all very special, especially the XVIe outdoor church " for the poor" and the murals inside the main building.

Thank Pierre H
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Amazing structure built by the Aztec slave of Cortez and his men. Some of the stone came from the old Aztec temple Cortez destroyed.

Thank MiamiBeachExplorer
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Cuernavaca is lovely to wander around. This Cathedral has three churches in a lovely garden setting. The architectural additions are eclectic and almost puzzling. This is a nice place to spend half an hour before strolling up and down the fascinating streets of this old...More

1  Thank shirlzb
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I must say that we saw some things that left us pondering. A skull and cross bone outside the church is puzzling. I loved the area but as a Christian, more troubled than impressed.

1  Thank Juan A E
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