- It is the largest and oldest cathedral in the Americas and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. It is placed on the northern side of the Plaza de la Constitución in downtown Mexico Spanish.
- The cathedral was constructed between 1573 and 1813. Its design is a mixture of three architectural styles that predominated during the colonial period: Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-classic.
- The cathedral is home to two of the largest 18th century organs in the Americas.
- Architect Claudio de Arciniega planned the construction drawing inspiration from Gothic cathedrals in Spain.The design was inspired by cathedrals found in Spanish cities such as Málaga and Valladolid.
- Hernán Cortés supposedly laid the first stone of the original church personally.
- The two bell towers contain a total of 25 bells
- Official name: Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María.
- Mexican flag
- Beams and blue facade colors to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mexican declaration of independence. A Light / Music show called "Yo, Mexico"
- Paco Cabeza-Lopez
Mexico City Cathedral - Catedral Metropolitana, Mexico DF
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