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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed...
One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
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A beautiful piece of architecture

The museum of cultures is inside which is amazing but the church itself is worth the entry fee. The view is fantastic and the library smells soo good! If the pianist is playing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Is one of the most beautiful churches in Oaxaca. An exquisite work done on the ceilings, vaults and domes. A detailed, beautiful decoration.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The museum of cultures is inside which is amazing but the church itself is worth the entry fee. The view is fantastic and the library smells soo good! If the pianist is playing stop and listen for a bit, they play so beautifully.

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Toronto
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This church really is stunning. We went in when there was a big wedding and all the lights were on, amazing. Weddings seem to happen on the weekends and there is no problem slipping into the back row...it's fun and a fabulous way to really see the church. It`s hard to see all the detail without the lights, although you... More 

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Durham, NC
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14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The highlight of our daily walks was passing by this church. The simple grounds in front are a lovely contrast to the exuberance of the interior of the church. A meeting place for locals, tourists and vendors.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The few times we attempted to go, there was mass so we weren't actually able to go all the way inside but we sat in the last pew and took in the incredible beauty.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a really wonderful church with the most incredible gold decorations. The main part of the church and also a side chapel and equally amazing. Don't miss it. Even if you are short of time you can see it in half an hour. The square in front of the church is teeming with people selling crafts and souvenirs and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The church is very impressive but the true highlight is the museum located in the convent. The exhibits are interesting and you have nice views of the towers from interesting windows along the visit. You'll learn more about Benito Juarez (have you noticed that all cities have a Juarez street or plaza?) and about the French invasion of Mexico.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

All around my travels and many churches i've visited, i can consider that this one is one of my favourites. The facade of this church is very simple, minimalistic i could say. But when you get in, is like a all different world. Its interior is studded ¨gold like¨which give you that mystic atmosphere with the light that pierce the... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went to a wedding and the place is perfect for the typical mexican wedding, they also include a typical dance and music after the ceremony, it was quite unique

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The most beatiful church I have been to. All around in gold cravings, I can not imagine the work it take to do it. In some time during the Revolution the gold decoration was stollen, so it was replaced with gold leaves instead. Still gorgeous. A nice museum is also here

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