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Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)

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Address: Hidalgo | Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 777 312 1290
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This 16th-century church was built by a group of indigenous craftsmen and...

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 city. The market in the town square has some lovely products at good prices. People... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cuernavaca cathedral was built in the 1500's, and many of the original walls still stand. Inside, the murals of the martyrdom of San Felipe de Jesús date back to c. 1600. This is a gem of a historical building and well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It is is a lovely cathedral with murals. It is worth a stop if passing by but not worth a half day trip alone. It needs to be combined with a review of the square and the fort.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The cathedral in Cuernavaca, along with some others, belong to the UNESCO World Heritage site of fortified cathedrals - apart from being a place for worship, they served as a shelter and protection for the first missionaries. This is the reason behind their unique architecture and construction. I think they're very interesting to see and quite different from the usual... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I'm not usually that into churches, but there is something refreshingly different about Mexican cathedrals as compared to those in Europe, and in the US, what do we have-St. John the Divine in NYC and that's it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

one of a chain of convents in Moroles, this one is beautiful with a large outdoor chapel overlooking beautiful grounds

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This sixteenth century cathedral was started just after the Spanish conquest. It is not an elaborate cathedral, but worth a visit. There is a very nice garden surrounding the cathedral.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I visited on Sunday afternoon and the cathedral was packed with celebrants attending midday mass. a quick glimpse showed a large church with a huge nave and beautifully designed ceilings. the adjacent chapels,2 of them, are absolutely striking in design and beauty and provide a quieter more private setting for worship. the cathedral made of yellow stone is bring refurbished... More 

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