A lovely rustic center of religious life in Cuernavaca. Nicley restored frescos. Lively scene outside of cathedral.
About Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)
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We viewed the site on a hot afternoon, and all was clean, tidy and a wonder to see ancient history up close.
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
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
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.
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.
Amazing structure built by the Aztec slave of Cortez and his men. Some of the stone came from the old Aztec temple Cortez destroyed.
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
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.