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Cathedral of Oaxaca

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

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Great safe city, lots to do. The Cathedrals, Monte Alban and Hierve de Agua all take time to really enjoy, learn and take in. Don't rush fewer places well spent always is the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great safe city, lots to do. The Cathedrals, Monte Alban and Hierve de Agua all take time to really enjoy, learn and take in. Don't rush fewer places well spent always is the way to go when traveling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the church of Santo Domingo. This site is not to be missed. Walk inside and experience the beauty.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is the best place in Oaxaca to experience the full extent of the mexican faith. Attend mass, even if you're not Catholic and you will see an incredible mix of townspeople and very simple people from rural areas that come to pray and pay their respects to the many saints in the Cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Its a lovely church, but Santo Domingo is much more rich in art and culture I feel. It's beautiful either way!

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Especially after a visit to Mexico City the quiet but culture filled city of Oaxaca is the best place to visit. Art filled, quaint, friendly and safe. I can't wait to return.

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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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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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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