Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion), Cuernavaca

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#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Cuernavaca
At Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion), see how a centuries-old religious hub became a flamboyant center for celebration and family gathering. When Spain arrived to conquer these Aztec lands, their piety and influence produced many churches and monasteries around the Popocatepetl volcano, including this 16th-century cathedral. Today, the fortified place of worship serves as a gated garden that hosts traditional Mexican weddings and quinceañera festivities. The complex consists of a walled compound with the main church, cloister, baptism area, and several chapels and small churches. Local "guides" in the vicinity may offer you their services--just make sure to get your money's worth. Plan to see Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cuernavaca trip maker website .
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  • Cuernavaca is made of lomas where the pre-Columbian political and religious power of established and which the conqueror Cortés respected. The cathedral is located on one of these lomas on the site of a pre-Hispanic temple. It was the fifth convent built in America, of the order of the Franciscans. It is full of details and stories from its construction until the 20th century with the contributions of the famous bishop Sergio Mendez Arceo and his team. Hire a good guide to learn more about its architecture, stories, plants and museum. The little-known crypt sheltered the remains of the famous Bishop.
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  • In the cathedral is one of the first open chapels of Latin America in addition to having gardens
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