Construction of the church lasted almost three hundred years. In the meantime plans, architects and styles kept changing. Actually, it is difficult to say when the construction of the present building started and when it was completed. There are different sources providing various dates. Generally speaking work lasted from 16th to 18th century. History lovers, who speak Spanish, can find some relevant texts at the cathedral’s website.
The interior decoration of the cathedral includes elements of various architectural styles, including typical for Mexico churriguera style. Two famous altars, Altar de los Reyes and the Altar del Perdón, are located in the central nave. There are 14 more chapels with many works of art.
There is a chapel of the Blessed Sacrament next to the Cathedral. The chapel, built in the seventeenth century, is a regular place of worship. But it is worth paying attention to façade ornaments made of white and red stone.