St. Peter the Apostle Cathedral, San Pedro Sula

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San Pedro Sula Cathedral
Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle
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15°30′19″N 88°01′27″W / 15.5053°N 88.0241°W / 15.5053; -88.0241Coordinates: 15°30′19″N 88°01′27″W / 15.5053°N 88.0241°W / 15.5053; -88.0241
Location Boulevard Morazan, San Pedro Sula
Country Honduras
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architecture
Architect(s) José Francisco Zalazar
Architectural type Mission Revival Style architecture
Completed 1949
Administration
Diocese San Pedro Sula

The Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, commonly called the San Pedro Sula Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Location[edit]

The cathedral is located on a block along Boulevard Morazan in San Pedro Sula,[1][2] situated between 2 Avenida SE and 3 Avenida SO, with its rear on 2 Calle SE.[2] Next to it is a public park called Parque Central.[1][3]

History[edit]

The cathedral was built in 1949.[3] It was designed in the Mission Revival architectural style by architect José Francisco Zalazar. It is named for Saint Peter. It is one of the main cathedrals in Honduras, where most of the population is Roman Catholic.[4]

According to Lonely Planet, it features "high, pale-yellow walls and pillars, and an even higher central cupola."[1] It is decorated with hand-carved wooden statues and religious paintings of Saints.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gary Chandler, Liza Prado, Honduras & the Bay Islands, Lonely Planet, 2007, p. 129 [1]
  2. ^ a b Google Map
  3. ^ a b Carolyn McCarthy, Greg Benchwick, Joshua Samuel Brown, Alex Egerton, Matthew D Firestone, Kevin Raub, Tom Spurling, Lucas Vidgen, Central America on a shoestring, Lonely Planet, 2010, p. 364 [2]
  4. ^ Christine Zuchora-Walske, Honduras in Pictures, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Twenty-First Century Books, 2009, p. 80 [3]