Merida Cathedral, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

The Catedral de San Ildefonso is the oldest cathedral in North America. Construction began in 1561 and took about 40 years. Commissioned by Pope Pius IV and Spanish King Felipe II, the massive church was built with Mayan labour using the stones from their ancestors’ destroyed pyramids at the Mayan site of Tiho.

Catedral de San Ildefonso, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Catedral de San Ildefonso, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Market, Catedral de San Ildefonso, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Market, Catedral de San Ildefonso, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

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