Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María & Aztec Sun Stone

Colorized photograph by William Henry Jackson, 1880s 

The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City is the largest cathedral in the Americas. It is build near the major square of Mexico City.

On the wall of the Cathedral’s southwest tower the famous Aztec Sun Stone is visible. It was discovered in 1790 by workers repairing the square. Today this sacred Aztec artifact is exhibited in the National Museum of Anthropology.

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  1. It certainly is impressive, and I believe I may have seen it on a family vacation as a child.

  2. Yes it’s impressive, but I have to admit that I find it not very beautiful.

  3. Nice of the Spanish to build it on the site of one of the Aztec temples.


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