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Catedral

Av. Alcalde | between Av. Hidalgo and Calle Morelos, Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I had a great time walking around the Centro Historico on a Sunday. Seemed like half of Guadalajara was enjoying the day there with their families. The outside of the cathedral is gorgeous but I wasn't particularly impressed with the interior.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited Guadalajara during Holy Week. I am not catholic nor is my Spanish up to par but we attended a Easter Mass and it was a fantastic experience. The mood, the building everything. Make sure you at least take the time to walk in but if you have time attend a service. Would return.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited this wonderful Cathedral on a late Sunday Afternoon/Early Evening. The structure is awe inspiring. Although we are not Catholic, it was worth the visit. We arrived just as mass was finishing. We spent 15-25 minutes viewing the beauty. Our hosts gave us a history lesson on the Catedral. I'd advise you find someone who knows about the history... More

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stunning interior of Guadalajara Catedral. A must visit to see this magnificents structure. Just keep in mind, do not take photos when a mass is in progress, as Mexicans find this offensive. If there is no mass going on, feel free to roam around and click away!

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The cathedral actually comprises more than one "church." The architecture is awe-inspiring. While there, be sure to not miss "la Santa Inocencia." On Sundays, the Cathedral is very crowded, as masses are held; so, keep that in mind when planning your visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

the cathedral is impressive facade and the interior is nice... nothing to spend a lot of time exploring. The plazas around the cathedral are the focus of the city.... great for sitting and people watching.... usually a concert in the early evening.... great area for a stroll.

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Los Barriles, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

About as close to European style as you will find this side of the "pond". A functioning church full of history and amazing art. The poor and begging folks at the door to the church ought to remind you of what the building truly represents.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

You cannot come to Guadalajara and miss the Catedral. It is the city's emblematic landmark. And you cannot get lost in GDL because the Cathedral will help you find your way. Beautiful architecture, beautiful plazas, and beautiful backdrop.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Beautiful stained glass and murals. Well-kept on the inside, belying its age. Pretty much free of beggars at the entrances. An impressive place in which to meditate and reflect on your life, or just sit in silence and enjoy the beauty of the building.

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Mackenzie, B. C.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

As my wife said, "another old church". I love them, this one as much as others, as old buildings go it is wonderful to look at.

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