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Basilica de la Soledad

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Address: Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Description: This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

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If you have seen Santo Domingo and it incredible baroque architecture this can see like a let down. But, its not. The fascinating part is this is where Oaxaca was founded. Note... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Benton, Arkansas

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Benton, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

If you have seen Santo Domingo and it incredible baroque architecture this can see like a let down. But, its not. The fascinating part is this is where Oaxaca was founded. Note the rock on the right a little way in to the basilica, read the story and you will understand. There is also a small interesting museum behind the... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

When you go in it is cool inside and the contrast from outside light to inside is an awesoem transition. If you are religious, pray, light a candle, have a moment of introspection. Just another of many churches in downtown Oaxaca you can walk to.

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Pelham Manor, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I was in Oaxaca in the lead-up to the Christmas holiday, and the celebration of the virgin Soledad was in full force. Nightly parades with marching band and gigantic puppets led to the Basilica de la Soledad, where the locals demonstrated how you honor an icon. Food stations and festive booths lined the streets surrounding the basilica, and lively music... More 

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Chapeau, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Situated a little out of the centro, easy walking distance. Always something to see and do there especially in the evening...Oh and its a gorgeous church.

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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There was a wedding going on when we went to visit so we didn't get to walk through but just looking at the structure is worth the visit.

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We enjoyed viewing this Cathedral also. They people outside were fun to watch. In the evening, there were lots of kids playing in the area outside. There are quite a few ice cream places there and they make tasty treats that we enjoyed with our host family.

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The plazas and building complex, including an ex-convent, are a worthwhile visit. The Basilica itself is beautiful, and is home to one of the few restored historic Baroque organs in the area. It is only used for Sunday 5:30 mass unless you are lucky enough to catch a concert. See http://iohio.org/ for more information and http://www.oaxacacalendar.com for the schedule. There... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

his is a bit of an uphill walk from the Zocalo, but beside the beauty of the basilica itself, it is worth is for the views at sunset, and of course for the scrumptious nieves that are sold in font of the church. One must not forget the small museo that is located behind the church.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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