Church of San Felipe Neri
The construction of this church, originally dedicated to
San Felipe Neri, was initiated in 18th century and
concluded in 1805.
It was blessed by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and in
1921 became Cathedral.
The stone and volcanic rock facade of this late
viceroyalty period construction, as well as unfinished
tower and high dome, show free mixing of architectural
styles representing 17th, 18th and 19th centuries
indicative of the transition from baroque to neoclassical.
The inside is austere and the main alter has noteworthy
group of sculptures representing the apostles John, Paul
and Santiago crowned by carved wooden Christ on the cross,
"el Senor de la Misericordia", from 17th