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Merida Cathedral

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Address: Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida, Mexico

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We went on a shore excursion with Carnival Cruise Lines to Merida, and were supposed to tour here, and other places. We never got to go inside the church, and were forced to shop... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Livingston, Texas, United States
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Livingston, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went on a shore excursion with Carnival Cruise Lines to Merida, and were supposed to tour here, and other places. We never got to go inside the church, and were forced to shop at only two shops that had nothing but junk and commercialized products. The exterior of this church was quite impressive, and I wish we could have... More 

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Wainfleet, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

such a beautiful cathedral. We were fortunate enough to be in Merida on a Sunday and attend a service there. Even in the little English chapel, there was a sense of awe and peacefulness

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Just walking around the square we were impressed with the lighting on the cathedral as well as the size of the building. The architecture is interesting and it is a massive building.

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Lexington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is located right across the street from the Plaza Mayor and is well worth the few minutes it takes to drop in and view it. It is one of the oldest--maybe the oldest--church in North America, and is beautiful inside and out. It's hard to imagine it was built only 20 years or so after the Spanish first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting interior. Check out the painting of Montejo (the Spanish conquistador) and Tutul Xiu, a local Mayan leader who helped out the spaniards and converted to Catholicism. Also see El Cristo de las Ampollas.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Looks incredible at night, great for photos. We saw it during carnival and it was incredibly beautiful. Would recommend going inside, as we couldn't

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Napa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Merida at one time was a very wealthy city with the selling of Hemp. This Cathedral is nice from the knowledge of it's history. The architecture is nice but not great. Just being both outside or inside is an experience of the early history of Merida.

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have visited this cathedral numerous times but something new has been added. At 10am on Saturday mornings, an English speaking guide begins his tours just inside the south door and for a minimal charge, takes you up to the organ level and then up through the bell tower. From the roof level (and out on the roof) there is... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a highlight of the central square in the Merida historico centro. We were lucky enough to attend mass (although I don't speak Spanish and am not Catholic!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's big, but not glamorous. Hard to believe that it's so old, over 500 years. Our group of five sat inside during a long and boring sermon, and finally decided to leave rather than wait, since only one of us was Catholic. If you're at the Zocalo to see the heart of Merida, drop in, as there is no cost.... More 

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