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Chapel of the Rosary (Ermita del Rosario Chapel)

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Address: | La Antigua, Veracruz, Mexico
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This chapel, built in 1523, is claimed by some to be the first church ever...

This chapel, built in 1523, is claimed by some to be the first church ever constructed in continental America.

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Historically significant, still standing and in use

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... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
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Portland, OR
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Saltillo, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Portland, OR
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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.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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.

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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

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

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

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 and the hanging bridge. Around it you can also have lunch.

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