Puebla Cathedral

Check out this architectural treasure and Puebla City icon.

Catedral de Puebla

The Catedral de Puebla is perhaps the most representative monument of the city. Construction began in 1536 and again in 1649. It was consecrated by bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. It combines herrerian, baroque, and neoclassical styles. Standing at 230 feet, its towers—which took nearly two centuries to complete—are the tallest in Mexico.

You’ll notice its facade of grey cantera stone obtained from Cerro de Guadalupe. There’s also its five naves and the main altar, known as Altar de los Reyes. Inside, it features artistic objects including sculptures and paintings with religious themes by Pedro García Ferrer in the 17th century.

Nor do you want to miss seeing Puerta del Perdón (Door of Forgiveness), which only opens on special occasions. The images of saints Peter and Paul are found on either side. Above it, there are two coats of arms: the barrels of lilies symbolizing Mary’s Immaculate Conception.



Catedral de Puebla, Calle 16 de Septiembre, Centro, Puebla, Pue., México

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