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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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North Lakes, Queensland Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My Partner and I were awe inspired, by the amount of gold and the architecture. It had a great feel to it as well. We did visit the church more than once in our visit in Oaxaca and we are not religious people at all.There is the museum next door, which is worth a visit too. Was just an amazing... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This cathedral, despite it being a bit dark inside you could see the beautiful ceilings. Worth a visit despite it being one of many thousands of Mexican churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From Outside the church looks Good, But not Special once you are used to churches in colonial Central america. Once you Hit the inside you will be amazed how beautiful this church is decorated with beautiful Art. A Must See in oaxaca

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As the cathedral of the city, I would expected somewhat more of this church. The exterior is the best part of the visit. The carvings are truly wonderful -- whether during the day or lighted in the evening. The interior of the cathedral is quite plain -- and plainly in need of repair. To be fair, while we were there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

All the Cathedrals that we visited in Oaxaca were absolutely beautiful! The historic churches make this area quite lovely to visit and tour. We were able to walk through this church and enjoy all the stained glass, ornamentation, religious artifacts, etc. I loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

You can't miss this cathedral, right next to the Zocalo, so there's no excuse to miss it. Massive buildng, with a number of beautiful chapels lining the perimeter. An imposing symbol of the european effect on the local culture.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The cathedral is very nice but it is hard to glow with a shadow that Santo Domingo casts only a few blocks away, it is also crowded with protesters all around. It is still vey beautiful but go here before santo domingo or you will be disappointed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, always plenty of people around. Lots of vendors outside but not aggressive. Nice place to worship and/or people watch.

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