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La Catedral

Address: Zocalo de la Ciudad | Costera Miguel Alemán, s/n, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-74-821848
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Ranked #17 of 45 Attractions in Acapulco
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in an old section of the city, this church displays byzantine-influenced architecture.
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in an old section of the city, this church displays byzantine-influenced architecture.

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Roseville, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We've been to many churches in Mexico and this one is ordinary and not worth a visit, unless you are right there.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

La Catedral is a bright pearl! It's somehow surprising to find such a building behind the market place of Acapulco. Mexican churches with their colours, flowers and smells are always "une experience"!

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Love the cathedrals in Mexico, everything is gold leaf and immaculate. I really loved just walking around and noticing the pictures on the wall and also walking around the outside grounds.

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toronto
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's behind the Zocalo in old town, and Zocalo itself is an attraction for tourists to visit although I didn't find it that impressive. The cathedral is uniquely designed and I noticed the Houston Intercontinental airport (IAH) uses it as the landmark representing Acapulco. Took us 5 mins in the out, just snapped some photos.

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London, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The area in the Zocalo was a nice piece of old Acapulco .This Cathedral was built as a set for an Elvis Movie I was told .Now its littered with drud hounds and smells of urine and other mysterious pungent odours .

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USA
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229 attraction reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a great looking church which you could admire and take pictures of, do not go after 6 p.m. since it is full of pick pocketers, trasvestis and beggars, other than that better worth visit in the mornings.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Take a walk to the Zocalo and discover this cathedral. It is so peacefull, look at the statues, the art, the people praying etc. At the same time, while you are there, take the time to enjoy the activities around! A must stop!

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Our "local" (licensed) tour guide, Julio, took us to both the old and new Cathedrals. Loved the art and beauty. Well worth the stop!

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Puerto Rico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Exterior of catedral is not much to look at but the interior is very beautiful. Filled with statues of saints, the virgen, etc.

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This is such a sweet example of an old Catholic Church. Very tiny and interesting and lovely decorations (and some unusal items also.) And don't forget to eat at the Italian pizza restaurant when you are there.

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