The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
City of Aguascalientes
Located in the western part of the Plaza de la Patria, it is one of the most emblematic buildings in the downtown area.
Don’t forget to admire the work of José Alcíbar y Miguel Cabrera which adorns the walls of the sacristy. In the interior you can see a wooden tubular organ in the choir area of the nave, which is unique in Latin America.
Hear the organ on Sundays at the Mass from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Plaza de Armas, Downtown (449) 915.1052
Monday to Sunday 7a.m. to 12:00a.m and
5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m
CATEDRAL BASÍLICA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ASUNCIÓN
Take a photo of yourself at the Exdra –you’ll be able to say that you’ve been at the geographic center of Mexico.
It’s right in front of the cathedral.
The building dates from 1704 and was completed in 1738, when it was known as the Parish Church of the Asunción. The Cathedral is a splendid example of colonial architecture and features a Baroque Solomonic style. Its construction was carried out under the auspices of the parish priest Manuel Colón de Larreategui.
The structure comprises twin spires displaying a neoclassical style in their curved pediments.
The interior has a basilica floor plan, with three domes, abundant decoration with vegetable motifs and mortar reliefs. There is a beautiful white marble cypress which holds a figure of the Lady of the Assumption, patron saint of the city. There is also a beautiful choir and episcopal throne at the back of the High Altar.
It became the episcopal see of the diocese in 1899.