Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Trujillo

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace[1] (Spanish: Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Paz) or alternatively Cathedral of Trujillo,[2] is a religious building that is affiliated with the Catholic Church and is located opposite the Plaza Bolívar between Bolívar and Colón Avenues in the city of Trujillo, Trujillo municipality of Trujillo State in the Andes of South American country of Venezuela.

Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace
Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Paz
Country Venezuela
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The temple is Baroque and follows the Roman or Latin rite and functions as the headquarters of the Diocese of Trujillo (Dioecesis truxillensis in Venetiola) that was created on June 4, 1957 with the papal bull In maximis officii of Pope Pius XII.

The current building dates from 1662[3] and began construction in 1630. With renovations in 1890, the liberator Simón Bolívar, National hero of Venezuela, conducted negotiations with Bishop Lazo de la Vega in the cathedral.[4] For its equity was declared a national historical monument of Venezuela in 1960.

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  1. ^ Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Paz en Trujillo
  2. ^ Gasparini, Graziano; Duarte, Carlos F. (1971-01-01). Los retablos del período colonial en Venezuela (in Spanish). E. Armitano.
  3. ^ Kohnstamm, Thomas; Kohn, Beth (2007-01-01). Lonely Planet Venezuela. Lonely Planet. p. 206. ISBN 9781741045451. catedral%2520de%2520trujillo%2520venezuela.
  4. ^ " - Guía Turística". Archived from the original on 2017-01-08. Retrieved 2016-06-21.