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

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Very interesting place, considering that is the oldest cathedral in America so the quality of the work done there is awesome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place, considering that is the oldest cathedral in America so the quality of the work done there is awesome.

Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Built partly from stones from ancient Mayan buildings. Worth visiting inside, but the colored lighting on the outside at night isn't much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The cathedral was under construction when I visited so some places I didn't get a chance to see. But as you walk to grande square there it is sitting magically right in the middle of town. It is beautiful. If you like architecture as I do it is a must see. I did visit a few other churches on my... More 

Emerson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Merida while in Mexico as a side trip for two days . Our guide lived there so he know the area and many of the local people so we really got to see the " back streets" of the town. He invited to have lunch with his family who still live there and it was a treat eating... More 

Rehovot
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

another cathedral; much simpler than those in Europe; it is , though, very much alive, which is not always the case in the great European ones.

St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful old church located in the center if town. Wonderfully preserved and still offers daily mass.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a must-stop in Merida. Its especially nice for taking pictures at night. There are a lot of street vendors, but not overly annoying.

Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful cathedral. If you have the chance to be there during the mess on Sunday, it's worthy attending it. People are really welcoming in this city.

Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This Cathedral was built in 1598, its one of the oldest in México. A place worth to visit to admire the architecture and the old paintings. On saturdays there are tours where you can visit the bell tower, the choir and the roof, places that are normally close to the public.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Worth seeing, but lacking some of the character of European cathedrals. As with many Catholic churches, it's possible to go in quietly during a service and soak up the atmosphere for a while sitting at the back, and then slip out again.

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