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Cathedral of Oaxaca

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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North Lakes, Queensland Australia
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North Lakes, Queensland Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Edmonds, Washington
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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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Seattle, Washington
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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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Mexico
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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It cannot be compared to the grand Santo Domingo Church, but being right at the Zocalo, it is worth a visit. I stop in for a rest and to cool off from the heat of the day. There seems to be always a mass going on in one of the many chapels. Sometimes, right in front of this cathedral becomes... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This church sits on the Zocalo of the city. It is an imposing building that is hard to miss. The outside of the building is interesting and worth a look. The vendors essentially surround the building on all sides selling all sort of things. their proximity to the building make good photos difficult. We went inside but found it to... More 

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