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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Matehuala

In The XIX century, the Bishop of San Luis Potosí, commanded to demolish the Matehuala Parrish due to the terrible state it was in. Adamo Boari, a genius of architecture at the time, designed a completely new building. He decided to make a tribute to the Saint Joseph of Brotteaux of Lyon church, built by Gaspar André, in the same century.

The construction started in 1906, but many years were required –and the end of the Mexican Revolution– in order for the work to be completed. It was in the middle of the XX when this happened, but this is not finished just yet.

Its unfinished beauty, monumental and unique, worked together for it to become a Cathedral by the end of the 90’s in the last century.

When you visit, take your time to explore its shapes and the way the light passes through its 10 meters in diameter rosette. This intelligent window of light is responsible for illuminating the whole nave of the Cathedral. This also allows that the enormous arches like the ones of the altar remain visibles and imposing.

Because of the characteristics of its style, this church lacks ornamentation, except for its sides, where you will see some stained glasses narrating religious passages. The rest is just a peaceful spaciousness, blue stone, natural stone and an absolute white.
In The XIX century, the Bishop of San Luis Potosí, commanded to demolish the Matehuala Parrish due to the terrible state it was in. Adamo Boari, a genius of architecture at the time, designed a completely new building. He decided to make a tribute to the Saint Joseph of Brotteaux of Lyon church, built by Gaspar André, in the same century.

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The construction started in 1906, but many years were required –and the end of the Mexican Revolution– in order for the work to be completed. It was in the middle of the XX when this happened, but this is not finished just yet.

Its unfinished beauty, monumental and unique, worked together for it to become a Cathedral by the end of the 90’s in the last century.

When you visit, take your time to explore its shapes and the way the light passes through its 10 meters in diameter rosette. This intelligent window of light is responsible for illuminating the whole nave of the Cathedral. This also allows that the enormous arches like the ones of the altar remain visibles and imposing.

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