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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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public exhibit , church was beautiful. resturant were clean and reasonable prices, staff and people who live in the commuinty were very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral of Merida is also known by its proper name as the Catedral de San Ildefonso. Naturally, as is custom in colonial Spanish towns, the Cathedral is located at the main square and in the center of the City. It is striking and beautiful from the outside, however austere and plain on the inside. Its worth a stop in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

public exhibit , church was beautiful. resturant were clean and reasonable prices, staff and people who live in the commuinty were very friendly.

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Bay City, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Your eyes are naturally drawn to the Cathedral’s beauty day or night but especially at night the dramatically designed lighting systems illuminates its grandness perfectly. You cannot help but think that the architect and contractor responsible for it would be thrilled with how the lighting adds to the beauty of the building. We did not get to see the beautiful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

An interesting spanish colonial period church with a large plaza/park in front of it. An interesting historic place to visit in Yucatan, but nothing too special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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Gallatin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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Address: Address: Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

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