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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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The oldest cathedral in North America.

I understand this to be the oldest Cathedral in North America. It is certainly a magnificent piece of architecture to say the least. It's interior is very serene. Certainly worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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sartell, mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I understand this to be the oldest Cathedral in North America. It is certainly a magnificent piece of architecture to say the least. It's interior is very serene. Certainly worth a stop when your in downtown Merida.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, the largest crucifix I've ever seen! Altars and statuary were lovely...just off the Plaza Grande.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the Cathedral during a free walking tour of the Centro area from the tourist office. Beautiful cathedral with a rich history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Cathedral has twice a day Spanish and English walking tours with entry to Cathedral's rooftop. In addition to a different angle of viewing the Cathedral, you can enjoy splendid panorama of Merida

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This church is a must see inside and out. Very beautiful architecture, the organ on the second level is amazing. Very peaceful place.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A must see place in Merida... it's an old historical church with an amazing interior as well exterior and offers a feeling of faith and well being...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

While taking a stroll through the Plaza Grande in Merida for the first time, enjoying the sights and sounds of this beautiful Yucatan city, I heard the echo of a church service taking place. Being of a religious background I was drawn to enter the cathedral and enjoyed taking part in the service. I felt blessed to be able to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

i am not a catholic but i would recommend visiting it is very old and beautiful our friends went in to light a candle we just stayed at the back and admired.

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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