Cathedral of La Paz, Baja California Sur

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Our Lady of Peace Cathedral
Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Paz de Baja California Sur
Cathedral of La Paz, Baja California .jpg
Location La Paz
Country  Mexico
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

The Our Lady of Peace Cathedral[1] (Spanish: Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Paz de Baja California Sur)[2] Also La Paz Cathedral Is a Catholic temple that serves as the seat of the Diocese of La Paz. It is located in the center of the city of La Paz,[3] Baja California Sur[4] in western Mexico. It is located in the place where the mission was founded by the Jesuits in the eighteenth century.

The current temple was built in the second half of the 19th century, under the orders of Bishop Francisco Francisco Escalante y Moreno.

A sober neoclassical style on the outside, it has a simple façade and two towers, which resemble those of the North American temples.

The interior of the temple has beautiful baroque altarpieces from the 18th century, which come from other missions that were fortunate to be abandoned.

See also[edit]

Internal View

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in La Paz, Baja California Sur
  2. ^ Palmerlee, Danny (2007-01-01). Baja California and Los Cabos. Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781741045642. 
  3. ^ Tapia, Carlos Domínguez (1980-01-01). Forjadores de Baja California (in Spanish). s.n. 
  4. ^ Burian, Edward (2015-08-15). The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to the Present. University of Texas Press. ISBN 9780292771901. 

Coordinates: 24°09′42″N 110°18′46″W / 24.1617°N 110.3128°W / 24.1617; -110.3128