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Merida Cathedral

Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 37 attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely atmosphere, also enjoyed the special relic. The jesus cross was very big, but the rest was plain and simple which I like.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

on the square in Merida ...plazza grande..sits the cathedral in all is glory ...steeped in history and conflict...the bottom 3/4's is the old mayan temple..the top new from the spanish conquestidors..a gift from queen isabela...to pasquale de montoya...tho'... became MERIDA...and the mayan world was changed forever..a sight to see ...day or night ..a mass on sunday..will make you believe...roman catholic... More

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Merida is a beautiful colonial city. It's a very safe place to visit, rated the safest city in Mexico. Visiting the Cathedral is a must.... Beautiful!!! We as family walked in on a Friday afternoon & there actually mass going on. After mass was over, we walked the inside of the church and took some pictures. We were approached by... More

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Waterproof, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved the history lesson behind this beautiful cathedral ! Being able to actually enter and witness first hand the religious practices were awe inspiring! Would advise adding this to your list of things to see while in this area!

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Woodbridge Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Flew from Florida to Cancun and took a bus to Merida to visit a friend. Merida is a lovely town, very safe, very familly oriented, easy to travel to other earea via bus. People very friendly, lovely parks, and free entertainment every night of the week and on SUndays. The people love music and dancing, and one can attend an... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The title is literally true: you come from the hot, humid Plaza Grande into the cool shade of this church with its unusual style of vaulted ceiling. The high front is a facade, a popular architecural feature on several of the historic buildings in Merida. A generous donation to the church can get you access to the towers and the... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

accessible during day time--be respectful of church goers--really a beautiful church with incredible large wooden cross--check out the side altars!

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Toronto, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A wonderful piece of history in the heart of sunny Merida. This cathedral is equally as stunning at night as it is during the day. If you play your cards right, you can get an employee to take you us to the roof for a stunning view of Centrto and beyond.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You have to wait till they open it around four but its so worth the wait. What history it has! Some of the stones are from ruins which was neat and the architecture was breath taking. Heads up there will most likely be baggers at the door but they don't bite.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you go to Merida this is definitely a must see. There is so much history here. This is the oldest Cathedral in Latin America. And its FREE :)

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