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Cathedral

Zacatecas, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Zacatecas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Formally known as Nuestra Senora de Asuncion, this 18th-century church is a leading example of Churrigueresque architecture.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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