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Merida Cathedral

Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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Newmarket, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Beautiful building and the tour is interesting. We got to stand next to the bells while they were chiming, which was not something you get to do every day. Lovely views from the roof and you get to walk over the domes up there.

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Corozal Town, Belize
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A large impressive cathedral to say the least - worth a walk-around - provided you don't interfere with services. Not as impressive as European Cathedrals but for the New World it should be considered world-class for its time.

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Taos, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Built upon the site of Mayan ruins in the 16th century, Mérida Cathedral is one of the oldest in the Americas. The facade is austere and the interior cavernous. The Indian women begging at the entrance was pitiful and a sad reminder of their desperate poverty.

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Beachwood, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Truly beautiful architecture and you can learn about its history. The church is open to the public every day.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Interesting architecture unpretentious and a great example of early churches in the region. It's a quick visit but it's in a good location on the plaza. I liked it because it wasn't glitzy but I could appreciate the architecture and religious connection.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Like many of the Spanish era cathedral's, this was a very pretty little cathedral. Only thing that soured this, which was the case in a few places, is the people hanging around outside trying to persuade you to go into their stores.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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121 reviews 121 reviews
56 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Oldest Cathedral in the America's such a Breath Taking Site. A must see to think something so Incredible was created so long ago.

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Moss Point, Mississippi
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Stunning church right in the middle of town. Breathtakingly beautiful they had musical events in front of the cathedral every night with light shows and more.

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Cancun, Mexico
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A place to visit and learn about the history of Yucatan, the park in front is espectacular to capture some views of local live of residents, if you like photography choose to visit this on weekends, great events happens all around the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Tour of cathedral was fantastic.....all the way up to the bell tower and roof. Tours are in Spanish and in English.

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