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Cathedral

Zacatecas, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Zacatecas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Formally known as Nuestra Senora de Asuncion, this 18th-century church is a leading example of Churrigueresque architecture.
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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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Monterrey, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The centerpiece of the city, its masterpiece, its most iconic element: rooted at the center of Zacatecas, the Cathedral is an inspiring piece of art. During my visit, the building was undergoing renovations, so I wasn't able to fully appreciate its majesty. Unfortunately, there's an evident lack of information regarding the history of the building, unless one is willing to... More

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West Sacramento, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

One of the main attractions but somehow it's not as well looked after as it should... A lot of small stores around it and can't miss the mercado.

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Toronto
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Pay particular attention to the facade…it is really spectacular. Across the street from the Cathederal is a write up (even in English!). The courtyard beside is also beautiful.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I've been to many colonial cathedrals in Mexico, and I'm pretty sure I can say, without hesitate, that this one is my favorite, at least on the outside. The Baroque facade is astonishing, and the special color of the building -pinkish, due to the pink stone- makes this cathedral very special and different to the others.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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140 reviews 140 reviews
36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Zacatecas Cathedral is known for its colonial style found only in Mexico (churrigueresco). However, they have recently done a new altar that blows your mind and steals your breath. In a centuries old colonial masterpiece you have a contemporary piece of art. On a massive gold leaf wall 17 meters tall and 11 wide, worked with prisms and wonderful... More

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