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Zacatecas, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 27 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 Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Bucerias, Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We visited in Feb 2013 (the slow season) and one tower was shrouded in scaffolding, so we took pictures of the other tower. There are other beautiful churches in Zacatacas that make glorious pictures too. Something to remember ...... the Cathedral (and other churches) are active and so appropriate clothing is expected. If you are in shorts just step inside... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

It is an absolutely unique church well worth a visit. Try and go on sunday when the church is open and you can see the inside as well.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The facade es just astonishing and the interior is very simple yet beautiful. One tower is currently under renovations or reconstructions, because the original fell during revolution.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

regular masses going on, nice to see or be part of, one gets to see the community in action and it is an active church. Bishop said masses on our visit

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