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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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Went in and just sat for a while. So much history in that building. Good place to start exploring Merida.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went in and just sat for a while. So much history in that building. Good place to start exploring Merida.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

...Not sure what it's like on the inside cos I didn't get time explore it. However it is a stunning and remarkable building and its structure has been preserved and maintained for years. The next time I return to Merida, I will definitely at least have a peek inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Typical extravagant cathedral with pictures and high ceilings. On the main path is a plaque in Latin showing where the pope stopped to kneel and pray.

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Villahermosa, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've visited this cathedral several times and it is always impressing to enter and be overwhelmed by such masterpiece! The building is old, it goes back to the Colonial era. It is made of stone, not painted, which gives it a unique touch. When it rains the stone changes colors, which is cool! The structure is simple compared to other... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is one of the oldest buidings on the continent, they told us that it was built around the late 1590s, and we were informed that the gigantic crucifix,just behind the altar, was carved out of a huge tree trunk and is the largest in the world. The interior is not at all elaborate, in fact, it had all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great church, huge, a lot of history in it, visited by a Pope, in the main square, if you are in Me4ida, you need to visit and get a bit of history of the town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Merida cathedral, Catedral de San Ildefonso, is located on the East side of Plaza de la Independencia. It's worth a quick look if you're in Merida. You can see a fusion of Mayan and Spanish/Christian culture. The church provides a quiet moment for reflection. The cathedral is closed mid-day, reopening at 4 PM.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you are in Merida you will see this cathedral. It is beautiful and austere from the outside. They are closed part of the mid day so we had to return to get inside. The interior is nice if not plain. Very impressive for a town out in the Yucatan. The interesting aspect to me is to see the religious... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nice construction, great place where you can see where two cultures collide. Is a typical church. But go first to the Mayan museum. So you can be more delighted while you visit other places with history

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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