The cathedral, located at calles 60 and 61, dates from the years 1561 to 1598 CE. It was in 1561, with work barely underway, that it was conferred the dignity of a cathedral. It was built on the site of a former Maya temple by Maya slaves. The POV in this photograph is from the northwest, in an effort to overcome the brightness of the morning sun. It is centred on the Atrium cross, behind which can be seen the main entrance to the nave. This is known as the "door of forgiveness", and is flanked by statues of Saints Peter and Paul. The façade rises more than 42 metres above the level of the atrium. The church proper is over 64 metres long and 40 metres in width. There is a sundial on the roof, but I did not verify this fact. I wear an accurate watch. I did not photograph any of the interior out of respect, as a service was in progress when I was in a cathedral mood.
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