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Around Mexico City Sights

Catedral de la Asunción

  • Hidalgo and Av. Morelos
  • Cuernavaca
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Fodor's Review

Cortés ordered the construction of this cathedral, with work beginning in 1525. Like his palace, the cathedral doubled as a fortress. Cannons mounted above the flying buttresses helped bolster the city's defenses. The facade may give you a sense of foreboding, especially when you catch sight of the skull and crossbones over the door. The interior is much less ominous, though, thanks to the murals uncovered during renovations.

Sight Information


Hidalgo and Av. Morelos, Cuernavaca, Morelos, 62000, Mexico



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–2 and 4–9


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