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(America Records Institute - AMRI) Top Ancient and Modern Wonders of the Americas - P60 - Metropolitan Cathedral (Mexico): Crystallization of Baroque and Neo-classic architecture after 250 years of construction

13-04-2024

(worldkings.org) One of Mexico City’s most iconic structures, Metropolitana Cathedral is a monumental edifice: 109m long, 59m wide and 65m high. Started in 1573, it remained a work in progress during the entire colonial period, thus displaying a catalog of architectural styles, with successive generations of builders striving to incorporate the innovations of the day. The conquistadors ordered the cathedral built atop the Templo Mayor and, as a further show of domination at a key historical moment, used most of these Aztec stones in its construction.

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