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

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Always interesting to be in the zocalo looking at the cathedral.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

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