05 January 2010

The Cathedral





Some photos of the México City Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest and oldest cathedral in the Americas. It was constructed off and on from 1573 to 1813.





It was nearly too large for me to photograph. I have lifted some images from elsewhere on the internet.





The organ:



The sacristy, my favorite room:









The reliquary. In this case the relics were the bones of a saint:



The Tabernacle next to the cathedral:













2 comments:

Four Dinners said...

oh wow oh wow oh wow oh wow!!!!!!

That is absolutely beautiful old bean. Absolutely!!!!

Ruth said...

Last time we were in Mexico City, we stayed in a hotel near the cathedral, facing the Zocalo. Every morning we were awakened by the formal rooty-toot-toot of the raising of the colors.