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Cathedral of Oaxaca

Address: Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #20 of 50 Attractions in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.

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Haifa, Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

one of the sighs you usually visit in those countries, to try and find miracles, which we did not reveal, unlike many other many cathedrals in Oaxaca and chiappas, whith less impressing architecture, but with a much stronger cultural message.

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Rome, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Totally worth the UNESCO protection. Beautiful from the outside and wonderful inside. Something you don't expect but something you absolutely have to see.

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San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We saw two weddings on a rainy Saturday. We returned the following Saturday to see the aftermath of a huge wedding. Inside, at the main alter all of the columns, archways and walls were covered with thousands of fresh lilies. The aroma was beyond belief.

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Basel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a beautiful spot right in the heart of the city by the zocalo. The stone entry leads you thru doors with beautiful etched glass of the saints. Continue in to observe the beautiful gold ceiling.

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Tokyo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited here after visiting church of Santo Domingo for quite a few times. It is definitely worth the visit, however, it is nothing compared to Santo Domingo.. It is right next to Zocalo, and there are always protests going on (at least for the time I visited in October).

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San Salvador
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Cathedral is located right next to the Zocalo and should be visited. Design differs from many cathedrals in being narrow, with multiple "capillas" along the sides. Nice attraction in Oaxaca.

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Creel, Mexico
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54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stunning, as usual! Mexico is one of the best countries at preserving their Colonial heritage and this is a fine example. Very ornate as are the Cathedrals in all the state capitals. Very much worth a visit, especially for those interested in Spanish Colonial architecture.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The “Catedral” is located at one side of the Zocalo. If you happen to be near, enter Is worth visiting. This is one of those churches with a beautiful pipe organ, great woodwork, huge paintings and the altar in the middle.

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Granada, Nicaragua
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36 helpful votes 36 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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