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Morelia Cathedral

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

10 minutes from the Hotel (by car with normal traffic).

This is the jewel in the architectural crown of the city of Morelia, in fact it is its emblematic building par excellence. And it is that this impressive cathedral cannot be overlooked, especially when you look closely at the towers that surround it, one of the highest in the country with its 66.8 meters crowned by an iron cross that can be seen from almost every corner of the capital. michoacana.

In a Baroque style, its construction began in 1660 under the vision of the Italian architect Vincent Barroso de Escaloya and was completed in 1744, so that over 84 years the idea of ​​the original design was nurtured by eclectic styles.

Once inside, you will find under the dome of the main altar, one of its most outstanding treasures: its main altar, also known as the Manifestor, with a height of 3.2 meters carved in gold and silver, is the only one that remains almost intact since its elaboration in the eighteenth century throughout the nation.

But the beauty of the Cathedral of Morelia is not only external, it is also the home of the tubular organ "San Gregorio Magno" that was manufactured in Germany in the 20th century. It is the second largest of its kind in the country. This beautiful Churrigueresque style instrument is made up of 4,600 flutes that give it a very special sound and extraordinary quality unique to Mexico.

Be sure to visit the cathedral on Saturday nights, as it seems to come to life with the lighting, sound and fireworks show organized by the town hall.

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