The Sunday Traveler~The Cathedral of Morelia, Mexico

The Sunday Traveler, along with the trusty cousin tour guide, visited the cathedral in the historic center of Morelia while on a day tour of the town. It is said that it is the only cathedral in Mexico not oriented toward the East, but to the north.

Construction of the cathedral began in 1660 using the local pink stone; the building was completed in 1744; it’s a huge church and considered one of the most beautiful in Mexico.

Stepping in through one of the front doors to at first a small bit of intimacy

And then upon facing the full on church one begins to get a sense of the immensity inside.

At times I was reminded of Notre Dame in Paris

We’ll head back outside for today. The Sunday Traveler will be back next week with part two; I spent probably over an hour in here marveling at the beauty.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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12 Responses to The Sunday Traveler~The Cathedral of Morelia, Mexico

  1. Sartenada says:

    It is beautiful indeed, but so different from those we have in Finland. We do not have inside of our churches gold, but something more which do not exist elsewhere. Thank You presenting this cathedral with so many gorgeous photos.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Another place I would like to go 🙂


  3. Architecture that inspires.

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  4. Gorgeous! Certainly rivals the cathedrals of Europe.

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  5. This is stunning, Angeline. 84 years in the making and hundreds of years of maintenance. This is a testament to the people who built it and the wisdom of the ensuing generations to preserve it. Wow!

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  6. amazing the values and powers that drove the construction of that beautiful church, and the values and powers that drive us today are very different. As ever thank-you for putting this together Angeline.

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