Monterrey Cathedral

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Monterrey
Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de Monterrey
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25°39′56″N 100°18′35″W / 25.6656°N 100.3098°W / 25.6656; -100.3098Coordinates: 25°39′56″N 100°18′35″W / 25.6656°N 100.3098°W / 25.6656; -100.3098
LocationMonterrey
Country Mexico
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Monterrey[1] (Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de Monterrey) Also Monterrey Cathedral Is the main Catholic church and home of the Archdiocese of Monterrey.[2][3] It is located in the capital of the state of Nuevo León in Mexico.

The building has a central nave in the shape of a Latin cross flanked by niches chapels. The ship has arched vaults topped with an octagonal dome. The interior is sober and eclectic. It has a mix of architectural styles, neoclassical and baroque, the latter especially on its façade. The chapel of the tabernacle features an embossed silver front. In the choir there is a Merklin organ from 1893 (currently damaged and not in use).

It was built between 1705 and 1791 and declared a Cathedral in 1777, when Pope Pius VI created the Diocese of Linares.

It has a mixture of architectural styles, neoclassical and baroque; the latter especially in its facade.

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  1. ^ Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Monterrey
  2. ^ Monterrey y sus alrededores (in Spanish). URBIS Internacional.
  3. ^ Monterrey 400: una historia de progreso (in Spanish). Ediciones Castillo. 1996-01-01. ISBN 9789687415666.
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