The Guadalajara Cathedral or Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara and a minor basilica. It is built in the Spanish Renaissance style, with Neo-gothic bell towers.
The main plaza in downtown Guadalajara is the site of the city’s most famous landmark. The Guadalajara Cathedral was started in 1571 and required more than a century to complete. The yellow-tiled twin steeples of the cathedral were rebuilt during the early part of the 19th century after being destroyed during an earthquake. See more Catholic shrines in South America. Read also our article Top 15 Catholic shrines in the world
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The Guadalajara Cathedral altars
The Guadalajara Cathedral occupies an area that is 77.8 x 72.75 meters. It contains altars dedicated to
- Our Lady of the Assumption,
- Our Lady of Guadalupe,
- Our Lady of Sorrows,
- Our Lady of Zapopan (patron saint of Guadalajara),
- Saint Dominic,
- St. Nicholas,
- St. Thomas Aquinas,
- St. Christopher and
- St. John of God.
The altar is made of marble and silver. The stained glass was imported from France.
Inside the cathedral are figures of many saints, eleven alters and it is also the final resting place for the recently assassinated Cardinal Posadas.
Outside the cathedral are stands filled with rosaries, figures of saints, prayer cards and you can even buy “milagros”. These small trinkets are made in the shape of body parts or animals.
If for example, you have prayed that your “tennis elbow” or painful knee is healed and it gets better, you can buy a small trinket in the shape of an arm to be placed in the cathedral certifying that you have been cured by a “milagro”
The Guadalajara Cathedral houses the remains of three cardinals and several other former bishops of the diocese.
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