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Begin your Mexico City travel guide with Centro Historico that boasts numerous historic colonial landmarks, and the famous Aztec Templo Mayor. Continue with Chapultepec (one of the biggest urban parks in the world, boasting the city zoo, a castle, outdoor recreation opportunities, museums and an amusement park), Coyoacán (for counter-culture and art), and Condesa and Roma (for the city’s trendiest restaurants, bistros, clubs, pubs and shops). Last, but not least, there’s Xochimilco with its waterways and flower gardens dating back to Aztec times.

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Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz

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Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz

The Brotherhood of Hernan Cortés

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Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz was influenced greatly by the love for Baroque architecture by Jose de Churriguera. This church is located at the Santa Veracruz square and is considered to be the city’s most important one.

Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz was established by Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes in 1526 when he built the Archicofradía de la Santa Veracruz as an act of thanksgiving for his successful and safe arrival in the Americas.

The actual church building of Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz was built on 1739. You will find several paintings made by Miguel Cabrera inside. Among the significant highlights in this church is the tomb of renowned Valencian architect and sculptor Manuel Tólsa.

Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz
Avenida Hidalgo 33, Colonia Centro, Mexico City
Phone
5512 8940
Hours
9a-7p daily