Located in Merida, in Mexico's Yucatan region, Merida Cathedral was constructed in the 16th century, making it one of the oldest in the Americas. Stones from the Mayan temple over which it was built were used in its construction.
Unfortunately, the interior is somewhat plain, as a lot of decorative art was destroyed during the Mexican Revolution. However, the cathedral is still worth a visit for its tall crucifix made from birchwood, and its huge stone columns.
The distinctive exterior features several statues of St. Peter and St. Paul, as well as the Spanish Royal coat of arms, and the cathedral overlooks one of the city's main squares.