Catedral de Guadalajara
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Come to Church
You don't need to be Catholic—or even religious—to have a reason to visit Guadalajara's Metropolitan Cathedral. The centuries-old cathedral was built to inspire awe, and not just of the spiritual variety. Baroque, Gothic, Moorish, and Neoclassical influences are all evident on the church's exterior. Somehow, they all manage to harmonize. Inside are crypts and relics of bishops and cardinals, as well as martyrs of the faith. Two of the most interesting crypts belong to bishops Francisco Gómez de Mendiola and Don Juan Santiago de León Garabito. Legend has it that if you touch their coffins and ask for a favor, it will be granted if you put your ear against the coffins and hear an "answer." Mexico's second largest church organ is here, too.
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