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

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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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  • Another beautiful trip to the town of Cuernavaca. Visited different holy sites, learned about this place and how people’s faith keeps them going. I recommend to fellow travelers to stop and visit... 
    Another beautiful trip to the town of Cuernavaca. Visited different holy sites, learned about this place and how people’s faith keeps them going. I recommend to fellow travelers to stop and visit...  more »
  • 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. 
    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 »

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