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Merida Cathedral

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Address: Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: 9286131
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Evening stroll

Good place to promenade after a meal. It is very central and there is some open space outside. We saw the Revolution Day parade from here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jhakey J

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were not especially taken by this cathedral, though the massive wooden crucifix is certainly hard to ignore. However, we were fortunate to come in when the organist was doing a serious rehearsal, and the sound of that beautiful instrument filled the enormous space. Beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good place to promenade after a meal. It is very central and there is some open space outside. We saw the Revolution Day parade from here.

Thank Jhakey J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest cathedral in the Americas. It has the largest wooden cross in the world, I was told. It is beautiful. Please don't take photos while services are going on. This is a place of worship. The cathedral is spectacular.

Thank Ellison O
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral was open when we arrived. There were people begging at the entrance, so be prepared with some smaller coins, if you are so inclined. It was pleasant to sit for a few minutes and contemplate. We left as a service was starting, but got to hear the organ - very nice. As always in a cathedral, don't forget... More 

Thank ctkingston
Fairview, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1598 on the Mayan ruins of Tiho, many of the stones came from the Mayan structures. Inside, the cathedral is quite stark compared to most other, a lot of the interior having been stripped during the Mexican Revolution. Sadly, the entrance usually houses several indigents, but what better purpose for a house of God. This also provides the... More 

Thank Bunky46
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A no frills cathedral. .lovely exterior, peaceful inside. The history makes it interesting, and great to see it very much in use as intended by locals.

Thank jgjgjgjgjgjg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This city is amazing!! Love walking around the main plaza and all of the other nearby parks. Incredible music, food and culture. One of my favourite cities in Mexico!

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Stockton on Tees
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the biggest crosses I have seen on any alter. A well used building and a reminder how the power of religion is still strong in Mexico as it wanes in Europe. High ceilings in gothic style not unduly ornate. In summer in Italy a church is a wonderful place to escape the heat. Not here and the humidity... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Presumably the oldest Cathedral in the Americas built with stones from the old Mayan pyramid that once stood on the main plaza in Merida.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

You must stop by to experience it's grandeur. Hundreds of years old. Absolutely beautiful. You can even stop by for mass. Absolutely beautiful and touching. I would love to get married here 😀

Thank Tanya T

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