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Merida Cathedral

Address: Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 48 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

it seems to be the oldest cathedral in the world or then in the americas depending on who is telling you this story. beautiful and serene. worth a visit

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The cathedral sport a 30' tall crucifix on the altar. The spectacular pipe organ is magnificient. If it is being played while you visit, take a seat and enjoy the rich sound.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

After a decade of living in Europe, I am generally burned out on cathedrals and churches, but I enjoyed the walk-through here in the oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere, we were told. Part of what made it special was that in Mexico churches are public buildings, so there are people wandering in and out freely all the time. There... More 

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Wonderful cathedral in the center of town. Attended a mass ( in Spanish of course ). If you stay in the Central Plaza area, it is a short walk to the cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Beautiful Colonial Cathedral in the heart of Mérida, YUC! Really well preserved and nice to walk around ... it apparently is the oldest or one of the oldest churches in North America which is another reason to at least stroll through it when in Mérida.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went on tour of the cathedral and learned about the history and the architecture. The tours are 2x day and we went up in the bell tower and on the roof. It was a great opportunity to take pictures of the whole downtown area.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This oldest church in North America located in centre at 56 av combined with a beautiful plaza,lots of activity during the day and evening.This church must see impressive stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in seeing the oldest church in North America the cathedral in Merida Mexico is a must see. Wow! History!

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The cathedral stands on the eastern side of the Plaza Grande, right in the heart of the city. The building is stunning due to its elegant and discrete architecture. When you get inside you'll be surrounded by beautiful and bold columns as well as impressive vaults, made of some stones taken from former mayan temples. Definitely, the San Ildefonso Cathedral... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been to a lot of cathedrals. This is nice, plaza is beautiful, but the yucatan has so many things to offer that are more amazing than this.

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