"Matamoros Cathedral" Matamoros Things to Do Tip by Stephen-KarenConn

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  Cathedral Nuestra Senora del Refugio
by Stephen-KarenConn

In 1958 Pope John XXIII created the New Dioceses of Matamoros and assigned as Cathedral the Church of Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady of Refuge.) First built in 1832, it has suffered many hurricanes and has been rebuilt many times, always maintaining its original French Creole style. The Cathedral is a magnificent old structure, but not as opulent as some you will find in other cities. Neither is it filled with gawking tourists. To us all cathedrals are special places. We slipped in and sat a while quitely, trying not to disturb those who had come to pray.

Address: 5 Morelos y Gonzalez, Zona Centro
Directions: Across the Street from the Main Square

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 9, 2004
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