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Cathedral of Oaxaca

Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #18 of 59 attractions in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Awesome cathedral with so much to see, go on a tour of it with Linda Martin, a local ex pat. It will mean so much more with some history and explanations. Loved it.

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Ota, Japan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Beautiful pipe organ with carved wooden seats in front presumably for the choir.Huge paintings in alcoves all the way down the sides.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Over the last year travelling through South and Central America, I've seen my fare share of churches and cathedrals... This said, they all start to look the same. Not this one. First off, when you enter, you don't get the view to the front alter, there is a structured stone wall that surrounds the middle back of the church, an... More

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Altagracia
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Gloomy, and hugely inferior to the Santo Domingo church a few blocks away. The catedral is designed so that it is broken into small sections, chapels along the sides, separated areas toward the center, with a dark a mysterious statue near the center. You can't get a feeling for the size of the cathedral, any feeling of unity. Glass artwork... More

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evanston, il
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

worth a brief visit if you enjoy visiting cathedrals around the world. Some beautiful artwork. There are folks there who offer you a guided tour for tips, I declined.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I like how this church had been preserved. I dont like to not know what is old and what is new (restored) but at the same time it looks really pretty, because you almost transport to that time when it was built.

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Riihimaki, Finland
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32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This beautiful Cathedral by the Zogalo is absolutely worth visiting. Go in and enjoy the silence and the peaceful feeling.

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Austin, Texas
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Lovely architecture, amazing interior. Drop by when you are on the Zocalo. It's worth checking out. Plus it's in a great location.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The cathedral is beautiful, the most amazing part of the Church are the doors. The etched glass of angles, Christ and the saints stand out when the light passes through the doors.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

It it quite a beautiful place, from the stained glass to the many chapels it really gets you the idea of the how catholic religion "merged" with the indigenous cult (we know that catholic monks tried to vanish other religions though...). However if you think this is the most beautiful temple in Oaxaca city you're wrong. You must visit Santo... More

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