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La Catedral

Zocalo de la Ciudad | Costera Miguel Alemán, s/n, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 43 Attractions in Acapulco
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Located in an old section of the city, this church displays byzantine-influenced architecture.
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toronto
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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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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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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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

we spent a while at the cathedral and the zocalo. it was good to see how natives live. the cathedral has bizantine influences, with many ornaments from centro america. they have a nice virgin from Cuba. The priest there was happy to talk about the history of the church. outside, you have several stores that sell religious objects

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Las Vegas, NV.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Iv'e seen a lot of Churches in Eastern Europe and this one from the 17th century was SPECTACULAR!!! A MUST SEE!! Jan Carona knew all of the history, which was so great!! otherwise we would have had a lot of unswered ??

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I have always felt a calming effect when I walk into a church, no matter the Denomination. This one is sort of the exception since outside there is always activities going on and baloons for sale, and souvenirs for sale. Having said that, I love this building.

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