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Cathedral of Oaxaca

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Address: Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
Description: This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.

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Lovely church

Near the outdoor and indoor markets in Oaxaca, this lovely old church is simply beautiful inside. Compares to great churches in Europe. Great to take photographs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is located just off the Zocolo so the area is very active, especially at night. Street performers and vendors abound. The inside really is nothing special, the outside is very nice.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Near the outdoor and indoor markets in Oaxaca, this lovely old church is simply beautiful inside. Compares to great churches in Europe. Great to take photographs.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The cathedral is not the most beautiful church in town, but its facade is amazingly intricate. As with many churches in Mexico it took centuries to complete because of multiple earthquakes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a nice church - not as spectacular as Santo Domingo, but nice to walk through. There's always something going on outside. Note the etched-glass doors with angels. Quite lovely. This church was restored by traditional stone masons about ten years ago and is quite lovely.

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North Lakes, Queensland Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My Partner and I were awe inspired, by the amount of gold and the architecture. It had a great feel to it as well. We did visit the church more than once in our visit in Oaxaca and we are not religious people at all.There is the museum next door, which is worth a visit too. Was just an amazing... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This cathedral, despite it being a bit dark inside you could see the beautiful ceilings. Worth a visit despite it being one of many thousands of Mexican churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From Outside the church looks Good, But not Special once you are used to churches in colonial Central america. Once you Hit the inside you will be amazed how beautiful this church is decorated with beautiful Art. A Must See in oaxaca

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As the cathedral of the city, I would expected somewhat more of this church. The exterior is the best part of the visit. The carvings are truly wonderful -- whether during the day or lighted in the evening. The interior of the cathedral is quite plain -- and plainly in need of repair. To be fair, while we were there,... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

All the Cathedrals that we visited in Oaxaca were absolutely beautiful! The historic churches make this area quite lovely to visit and tour. We were able to walk through this church and enjoy all the stained glass, ornamentation, religious artifacts, etc. I loved it!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

You can't miss this cathedral, right next to the Zocalo, so there's no excuse to miss it. Massive buildng, with a number of beautiful chapels lining the perimeter. An imposing symbol of the european effect on the local culture.

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