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Cathedral

Address: Zacatecas, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Zacatecas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Formally known as Nuestra Senora de Asuncion, this 18th-century church is a leading example of...
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Formally known as Nuestra Senora de Asuncion, this 18th-century church is a leading example of Churrigueresque architecture.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is amazing how between the small streets this building pops out and unveils its greatness. A interesting place to admire culture and history at once.

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Kingston, Ontario
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

On the main street, you will definitely walk by it. It's exterior is stunning with detailed stone carving and the backdrop of the mountain. The interior is beautiful but rather basic as far as cathedrals go (this is typical of Mexico). This is only a 15 mins stop but well worth it!

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Livermore, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We loved the architecture and color of the cantera. The inside was full of detailed carvings everywhere you turned the floor is still old school and the altar is super embellished.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

kind of, but the exterior is so intricate it is worth a stop. The pink sandstone detail is incredible and it's in a well-traveled part of town. The interior is much harsher on the eyes, but unique in its own way. There is daily mass both in the morning and evening if you are so inclined.

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san benito
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the shopping, the architecture and the local people. i felt very secure and very welcome. we tried the teleferico, wonderful views.

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The most barroque church in Latinamerica, an iconic landmark in Zacatecas, buy milk candy from the store in front or a local ice cream, and just have fun admiring all the saints at the front face of the church.

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Collioure66190
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This cathedral's interest stops beyond the facade. The pink sandstone front is amazing. Some of the most intricate and busy Christian carving you'll ever see. Unique. Beyond this, the interior is curiously bare with an unusual altar. Worth a visit but essentially best to pass by in the afternoon when the sun hits the facade amd towers.

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Nochistlan, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

An amaizing building, the architecture in the outside is just delightful specially at night. On top of the cathedral this historic center is beautiful.

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

very striking on the outside nice and bright inside and serves as a nice landmark to relocate yourself if you're walking around the city center.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Beautiful. A must if you're going to visit Zacatecas. The shops in front of the cathedral have a nice selection of silver jewelry which is what Zacatecas is famous for.

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