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Guadalajara's Catedral (cathedral) - Historical Building Guadalajara - Mexico

Symbol of the city and a favorite focal point, the Catedral, whose construction began in 1561, is nearly as old as Guadalajara itself. But it wasn't until 1848, after earthquakes in 1750 and 1818 had destroyed the façade and toppled the original towers, that Guadalajara's cathedral soared to new heights with its current mellow-yellow-tiled twin towers.

The vast Catedral fills with worshipers during frequent masses; at other times lone pilgrims and flocks of tourists make the rounds of the Gothic vaults, the Neoclassical altars, the reliquary of Santa Inocencia and an 1876 painting of the Last Supper.

If you can't get enough of churches, don't miss Guadalajara's Templo de Aranzazú and the Templo de San Francisco (west and south sides of Jardín San Francisco), the Santuario de Guadalupe (north side of Jardín del Santuario), Templo Expiatorio (corner of López Cotilla and Enrique Díaz de León) and the Templo de Santa Mónica (corner of San Felipe and Galeana; but be careful: A tetchy guard from the military zone on the same block has been known to nix photos here).


Av. Alcalde 10, Col. Centro, Guadalajara (Corner of Avenida Alcalde and Avenida Hidalgo)

Guadalajara, Mexico

Historical Building Types:

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:8 a.m.

Open Hours to:8 p.m.

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Other places to go around here: Plaza de Armas, Palacio de Gobierno, Plaza de la Liberación, Rotunda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres, Teatro Degollado

Contact Information:
Zip: 44100
Phone: (52) (33) 3614-3058 or (52) (33) 3614-5504
Fax: (52) (33) 3658-2300

Here are other activities in and around Guadalajara that may be of interest: Palacio De Gobierno,

24 Apr 2010

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