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Basilica de la Soledad

Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #17 of 57 attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.
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Tacoma, WA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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brooklyn ny
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The little square here, with the choice of ice cream stands, the marimba, and the space for running around, is one of the nicest places to hang out with the kids in Oaxaca. The church is beautiful. Try to catch an organ concert, splendid.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you wanna try traditionaly made ice cream (not all of them are made with milk, some are water) go here. Is a pretty place and you can enjoy the ice cream at a nice shade. Honestly, I always pic a place at random, but they say if there is already people there, it must be good. You can also... More

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Nanaimo
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Lovely, very old structure, fine stonework, beautiful interior. The feast includes days of music, dance, processions, traditional food and ice cream stands, fireworks ... what a series of spectacles!

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USA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Soledad is beautiful when viewed from the street to the North just after sunset. The sky is a deep blue and the exterior of the Basilica is illuminated. Beautiful!

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Midland, MI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The visit was worth it to see the representations of Soledad. The museum might have offered more explanation for non-Spanish speakers, but we still enjoyed it. Nearby, as a bonus, is a shady plaza with several excellent ice cream (nieves) stands with unusual and delicious flavors.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

It was worth visiting the church just to see the immaculately kept interiors and the beautiful main altar

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Boca Raton, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We visited this church because we walked by it to get to our hotel. It is nice. Visit the little museum on one of its sides, there are all kinds of donations and interesting articles. Also, have an ice-cream in the plaza in front of it, they have all the flavors you can think of.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This Cathedral is nice, but a bit run of the mill. Nothing to set it apart from others in Mexico. Still worth a visit.

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The Cathedral is amazingly beautiful, definitely worth visiting, but we loved just hanging out around the sq and watching local kids playing soccer, practicing some kind of dancing or marching..Always something to watch..Its lit beautifully at night and I kept catching myself thinking how incredible it was. Lucky us, our hotel was just a block from the place, and we... More

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