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Basilica de la Soledad

Address: Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 49 Attractions in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The statues adorning the outside of this church have such beauty. As the name implies, this is a church dedicated to the female figures in the faith.

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

Beautiful church to the patron Virgin of Oaxaca, Our Lade of Soledad. Small museum. Excellent homemade ice creams sold in the patio outside--worth the stop alone. A few stands with religious articles and more. I always buy a dozen tiny felt hearts with beadwork from those stands.

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

When I visited here, it was raining cats and dogs! Therefore, I stayed in this lovely place for about 45 minutes until the rain stopped! However, I think I would have still stayed there for that long even if it wasn't raining, since it was just so beautiful!

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Basel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Beautiful church on the west side of Oaxaca. Very ornate ceiling & altar. Also, at this time of year, you will see beautiful sand altars outside designed and prepared by some of the indigenous people. A must site to visit when in Oaxaca.

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Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Basilica de la Soledad is a wonderful place to visit and photograph during "the magic hour," when the sun is low in the sky and the light is golden. The church and the plaza are lovely from so many different angles. There are many outdoor concerts and dance festivals here so check the Oaxaca Calendar online to make sure... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Another beautiful church in Oaxaca, and there is a great plaza outside for trying Oaxacan nieves (ice creams). Leche quemada con tuna is the most typical flavour of the region.

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Cypress, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Beautiful basilica! We walked past here many times during my stay in Oaxaca and there was always something going on in the plaza attached. The building is open and well worth a visit!

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Altagracia
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Smaller than the more famous Santo Domingo a few blocks away, but nearly as splendid. The statue of Mary and the legend of the statue are charming. Disappointing, though is that there light is so low that it's difficult to take photos. There's a large plaza alongside, good for people-watching, and many places to buy a "nieve"--but I feel the... More 

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Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This church is so full of life! At night is well lighted and around it there is the Art College, so always you can find dancers, painters in the neighborhood. The size of the church, the architecture is beautiful to the point you can stare at it for hours.

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Tacoma, WA
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22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

the Basilica itself is pretty spectalar, but almost par for the course in Oaxaca- more fabulous churches in one city than I have ever seen-totally outshines Rome! the area around the Basilica is fun- there are food vendors, lots of students etc. We watched a dance group practicing in the courtyard one evening - looked like they were preparing for... More 

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