Toluca Cathedral

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Toluca Cathedral
Catedral de Toluca
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Toluca Cathedral
Country Mexico
Denomination Roman Catholic
Status church
Dedicated11 April 1976 (1976-04-11)
Functional statusActive
Groundbreaking 12 May 1867
Division Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toluca

Toluca Cathedral, formally Cathedral of Saint Joseph of Nazareth (Spanish : Catedral de San José de Nazaret) [1] is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Toluca, Mexico, named after Saint Joseph. [1]

The cathedral's construction began in 1867, but was completed only in the second half of the twentieth century. [2] The Neoclassical facade features the images of Saint John, Saint Thomas, Saint Peter and Saint James. There is also a relief depicting the Ascension of Jesus. Above the clock there are three female figures representing faith, charity and hope.


Lithography of the Conventual complex of la asuncion de Maria this drawing was made approximately 10 years after the former convent was demolished. Antiguo Convento Franciscano.jpg
Lithography of the Conventual complex of la asunción de María this drawing was made approximately 10 years after the former convent was demolished.

For the construction of the cathedral the Rosario Chapel and the Chapel of San Joseph were demolished. [2] These buildings were located on the large plot belonging to the old Franciscan convent of Our Lady of the Assumption. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "Catedral de San José de Nazaret". Retrieved 14 Aug 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 "Catedral" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 Aug 2014.

Coordinates: 19°17′30″N99°39′26″W / 19.2916°N 99.6572°W / 19.2916; -99.6572