St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral, Maracaibo

The St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral[1] (Spanish: Catedral de San Pedro y San Pablo de Maracaibo) or just Maracaibo Cathedral is the main church of Maracaibo[2] in the Zulia state of Venezuela.[3][4] It was built in the seventeenth century. Pope Leo XIII designated it as a cathedral on 25 July 1897 and together with the Archbishop's Palace, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maracaibo.

St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral
Catedral de San Pedro y San Pablo de Maracaibo
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Country Venezuela
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Maracaibo

It is located in the Bolivar Square, the historic heart of the city of Maracaibo, and is the headquarters of all churches in the Archdiocese and a repository of its history and traditions. The style is neoclassical colonial, unique to the city, with few such buildings existing within Latin America.[citation needed] It was constructed between 1585 and 1650.

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  1. ^ Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Maracaibo
  2. ^ Schaefer, Christina K. (1998-01-01). Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere. Genealogical Publishing Com. ISBN 9780806315768.
  3. ^ Maddicks, Russell (2010-12-15). Venezuela: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. ISBN 9781841622996.
  4. ^ Bauman, Janice; Young, Leni (1987-01-01). Guide to Venezuela. E. Armitano, Editor. ISBN 9789802160228.

Coordinates: 10°38′29″N 71°36′25″W / 10.6414°N 71.6069°W / 10.6414; -71.6069