Cathedral of Tlaxcala

Constructed in the 16th century as Templo de San Francisco de Asís, this cathedral is thought to be one of the first four convents in the Americas. Its bell tower sits apart from the convent complex, and the front was created in the Renaissance style.

Dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, the cathedral has just one tower built of cedar and gold at one end of the atrium, and its Mudejar-style roof is the best preserved of its kind in the Americas. The original altarpieces, now restored, were donated by the Spanish Crown.




Catedral de Nuestra Señora de La Asunción, San Francisco, Centro, Tlaxcala, Tlax., México

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