The 18th-century cathedral has doors opening out onto the zócalo and is fairly unremarkable on the inside.
Catedral de la Virgen de la Asunción
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Nearby Veracruz City attractions
Any exploration of Veracruz has to begin with its zócalo (also called the Plaza de Armas and Plaza Lerdo), the city’s unofficial outdoor ‘stage’ where…
On the southeast side of the zócalo, this small arts center has rotating photographic and video exhibitions. It’s spread over three floors of a restored…
3. Palacio Municipal
This handsome 17th-century building, occupied by local government offices, faces onto the zócalo.
4. Museo Histórico Naval
Occupying a former naval academy, this high-tech museum offers a titanic lesson in Mexico’s maritime heritage, with plenty of interactive displays and an…
5. Museo de la Ciudad de Veracruz
Housed in a charming colonial-era building, this museum recounts Veracruz’s history from the pre-Hispanic era. Standout exhibits include some Totonaca and…
6. Centro Cultural La Atarazana
This colonial-era warehouse has been beautifully converted into an exhibition space and sports a striking mural by Melchor Perado. Worthwhile temporary…
7. Altar a la Patria
Two blocks inland from the malecón is the 1998 Altar a la Patria, an obelisk marking the buried remains of those who defended Veracruz during its numerous…
8. Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura
A converted church and cloister house some excellent temporary exhibitions as well as works by local contemporary artists.