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This one town is home to 300 churches

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Several legends tell us that angels helped build the city of Puebla, Mexico, and even the large bell on top of the cathedral was placed there by angels themselves.

The cathedral 

Located in the city center, it’s the first big church that was built in the area. The cathedral was consecrated in 1649 and it’s dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. It took more than 200 years to build this impressive church of 230 feet that has five naves, more than 30 pillars, 40 vaults, and three monumental organs. One of the most impressive parts of this church is the main bell, located at the top of one of the two towers.

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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)

Also known as “the golden house,” this church’s interior is covered in 22K gold sheets. Aside from its religious importance, it has also been praised for its architecture, and it has even been considered a masterpiece of the Mexican Baroque. In 1979, Pope John Paul II named it “America’s Shrine.” In addition to the golden ceiling and walls, there are numerous details in onyx, paintings and local pottery called talavera, especially at the altar.

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