Church of San Fernando

Eje 1 Pte., Guerrero 39
Mexico City, DF - Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Church of San Fernando (Iglesia de San Fernando) is n.w. of Alameda Park at Vicente Guerrero #39, facing tree-lined Plaza de San Fernando (M: Hidalgo, lines 2 and 3). A former monastery built by the friars of San Fernando and completed in 1755, it has a baroque facade that survived the monastery's dismantlement after the monks were expelled in 1860. The main altar, replete with extravagant gold ornamentation, is definitely worth seeing.</br>In the adjacent cemetery (Pante&#243;n de San Fernando) is the impressive 16-columned mausoleum, designed after the Parthenon in Athens, that contains the tomb of Benito Ju&#225;rez, The former president was the final person buried here. With gravestones ranging from simple to ostentatious denoting a rather impressive roster of 19th-century Mexican presidents and political leaders, this small, compact cemetery is an interesting place to wander around.</br>
Hours: Daily 8-3.