Dedicated in 1902 as the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, the city’s oldest Catholic Church is in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Spanish language services are held daily, with the cathedral supporting one of the largest Latino congregations in the U.S. In 1977, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in the nearby “Little Mexico” neighborhood, joined Sacred Heart to create one parish renamed the Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, or the Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The imposing red brick and sandstone Gothic Revival cathedral’s 100 stained glass windows fill the massive nave, while the apse behind the altar holds the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Cathedral's massive spire remained incomplete until 2005, when the towering 224-foot spire and 49-bell carillon was completed using recently discovered plans of original architect Nicholas J. Clayton.
Watch the video below to learn more about Hispanic Architecture in Texas. This video was produced for inclusion in the Hispanic Texans mobile tour, more information about which may be found on our Hispanic heritage page at the following link: http://texastimetravel.com/travel-themes/main-hispanic-heritage