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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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Interesting Colonial Period Cathedral

We attended mass here on a Friday evening. The church is typical of the colonial period. The music was beautiful and the fans a blessing as the temperatures were high.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We attended mass here on a Friday evening. The church is typical of the colonial period. The music was beautiful and the fans a blessing as the temperatures were high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

By walking in, you feel like you've traveled back in time. It's history is well preserved and definitely worth the trip.

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Simple but elegant and very well taken care of in spite of the hundreds of years. I never understoof if it was allowed to take ppictures or not though since there was a man telling tourists not to do so yet people still took pictures; we didnt even know if he worked there or not.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

To those accustomed to the magnificent cathedrals of Europe this place won't be too impressive, but it is a great example of Mexican history carried over into the present day. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is a pretty and simple cathedral, quite large and has a nice history to it. However it is not particularly spectacular besides this, so it is not a huge mistake to miss it. However it is just downtown and easily accessible, so i would suggest popping in and seeing it now that you are in the area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I've never been to such a plain church or cathedral or basilica, in all my travels to Mexico. It was looted many, many years ago and remains only a shell of plain walls. It was a sad disappointment; I wonder if the church or city would ever try to restore it in some way. As a blank space, it really... More 

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Wirral UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited Merida on a 28 day trip tour of Central America. The cathedral is one of the highlights of the city. It's not on a par with the majestic and ancient cathedrals of Europe, but it one of the best and oldest in the Americas. It's in remarkable condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

History comes alive. That a structure that was started and completed in the 1500's could be in as good a condition as this still is a wonderful thing to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

beautiful 16c church built with the stones of a pyramid destroyed by the Colonial Spanish. Right across from the cetro park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Cathedral de San Ildefonso was completed in 1598 and is one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas. I was there a week before Easter so the altar and other artifacts were covered with black fabric. It is located on a vibrant plaza and worth the short visit.

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