Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Campeche
The main cathedral of Campeche City is located in front of the Independence Square inside the walled city and a block from the Sea Gate. It is the main church of the diocese of Campeche and received the rank of cathedral in 1895, granted by Pope Leo XIII.
It is a Baroque style building with features of the neoclassic. On of her famous monuments is called “The Holy Burial” and represents a coffin with the figure of Christ. During Good Friday this is carried in a procession through the main streets of the city.
The location was dedicated to the church since the mid 1500’s but the current building was not finished until 1760. The two towers represent the Spanish explorers and the local inhabitants.
Other sides of the square are faced by The Library, The Centro Cultural Casa 6, and a row of shops and restaurants.
Have you visited Campeche’s cathedral in the main plaza square? How did you feel upon seeing it?