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1596
Year of the foundation of the city; it is given an area for the construction of the Mayor Church. This area was nearby the spring eye, north to the actual Cathedral. The “Mayor Church” probably was only a room with a roof of branches.

  1611
Due to a great overflow, the population moves to a better land and it is assigned another area for the church, it is unknown the exact location nei-ther how it looked like.

  1626
It is raised up canonically the Parish of Monterrey and it is given an area to begin the construction; this area is where the Cathedral is at present.

  1705
It is considered that the construction had been deficient and in a session with the civil authorities it was approved to start a new building which will become the definitive and actual Cathedral.

  1777
The Diocese of Linares is raised up, but will never be the episcopal see in that city. The Cathedral of the new diocese was the Linares parish.

  1779
In that year arrives to Monterrey the first bishop of Linares. He never reaches Linares because after a few days of his arrival he dies and is buried in Monterrey.

  1790
The Viceroy declares the Parish of Monterrey as the interim Cathedral of the diocese of Linares.

  1791
In that year the construction of the Cathedral is finished except for the main and south facades and the tower of the bells.

  1792
Being the interim, it was declared officially as the real Cathedral of the diocese of Linares.

  1800
(Around that year) The conclusion of the two facades (main and south) are done as well as the first body of the tower of the bells.

1846
The Cathedral served as warehouse and headquarters for the heroic defense of the city against the United States troops.

  1891
The Diocese of Linares is raised up to the rank of Archidiocese, and his guide now will have the title of Archbishop.

  1899
The tower of the bells is finished.

1990
The Pope John Paul II visits the Cathedral and prays in front of the most Holy Sacrament.