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

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Travel into the past

I really enjoyed this city. On every corner, you saw a piece of history. One of the main sites is the Cathedral of Oaxaca. So much detail and history it´s a definite must-see if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this city. On every corner, you saw a piece of history. One of the main sites is the Cathedral of Oaxaca. So much detail and history it´s a definite must-see if you feel like walking the streets of Oaxaca city.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited this old cathedral in 1998. Very Spanish colonial. THey had some sort of fireworks that cascaded off the front at night when we were there. If you are in Oaxaca, you should see this place.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I time I go to Oaxaca, I come to this place. It's very beautiful and nice. I love this city. Has a lot to show in very little time.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The interior is not very elaborate but it is pretty. It feels more like a country church than a cathedral.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The only thing I wish that would change is that pirated movies not be sold in the zocalo itself. It seems terrible that the police won´t let local artists sell something they made with their own hands butthe police will allow pirated movies and knock off clothing to be sold right there in front of the mayor´s and the governor´s... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Probably one of the best you will see in central america,nothing to dislike about the whole place,the church square is where all the locals head for seems to be the focal point and its at the top of the main street,and the museum is right next door and the grounds are round the back

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Chapeau, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The pious people flock to church at all times of the day....I really enjoy watching a wedding...They can be very elaborate, hiring dancers etc. to dance as they exit the church.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Must visit in Oaxaca, after visiting many beautiful churches in Oaxaca this is a stand out. Easy to get to right on the Zocalo, with many area restaurants and events in the evening on the plaza.

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Dammam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I know you think you seen one church youve seen them all but to be fair....this one is special. Hard to believe at one time it was being used as a barn!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This cathedral is amazing. So much art. Gold inlay, sculptures. Very cool inside, quiet and peaceful.

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Address: Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

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