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Basilica de la Soledad

Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #17 of 55 Attractions in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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42 helpful votes 42 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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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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58 helpful votes 58 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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