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Basilica de la Soledad

Address: Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #23 of 87 things to do in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

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Edmonds, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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