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Cathedral of Oaxaca

Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #16 of 57 attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Having seen the Cistine Cahpel in Rome, I wonder why this cathedral doesn't get more publicity. Mexico should be very proud of this Iglesia.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Cathedral is just stunning, because we were not expecting such an elaborately decorated cathedral in such a small town. We visited it multiple times while we were in Oaxaca and everytime we found something new that impressed us. It is a must see and try to get a guide as there is a lot of history behind the cathedral.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral that is currently under renovation but well worth the visit especially if you go there to worship.

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Kalkan, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This Cathedral, small by European standards, is a vision in gold. I was lucky eough to be there over the Christmas holidays when children were giving Christmas concerts and the place was magical.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

For the Day of the Dead fesitivities, the church has every interior pillar covered - and I mean covered - with lilies, all the way up to the vaulted ceilings. There must have been several thousand lilies up the dozens of pillars - the scent is intoxicating. It's a much simpler and more beautiful church, in my opinion, than the... More

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