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Catedral de Cuernavaca

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

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

Cortés ordered the construction of this cathedral, also known as Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, 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

Address:

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

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Phone:

777-312–1290

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–2 and 4–9

Published 07/24/2015

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