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

4.2
#3 of 7 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 quincea├▒era 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.
Create an itinerary including Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion) Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
330 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Average. Maybe I was expecting more but there was nothing spectacular here. I'm glad I visited it but I wouldn't go out of my way or make it a destination.  more »
  • went there during a walk around through the old part of Cuernavaca, Church was open and no entrance fee was charged, The altar is extremely massive and made of wood, very nice contrast to the white...  more »

Plan your trip to Cuernavaca

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Cuernavaca

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Cuernavaca

4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Cuernavaca

4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Cuernavaca

See all ›
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Cuernavaca

5.0
Duration: 4 hours
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Cuernavaca

4.1
Duration: 30 minutes