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Catedral Basilica de Puebla

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Address: 16 de Septiembre | Centro Histórico, Puebla, Mexico
Phone Number: (222) 2 32 23 16
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This huge baroque-style cathedral dominates the town's main square and is...

This huge baroque-style cathedral dominates the town's main square and is one of Puebla's most recognizable landmarks.

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Breathtaking

Definitely worth a visit. Not supposed to take pictures although everybody did (including me. Sorry...) Took a guided tour, although there was so much I would be willing to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Merida, Mexico
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Merida, Mexico
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Not supposed to take pictures although everybody did (including me. Sorry...) Took a guided tour, although there was so much I would be willing to go back alone to just sit and take in all the different altarpieces, paintings and chapels.

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Merida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The immensity of this structure is amazing. Onyx floor tiles, gilded altars, elaborate metal doors to each of the fourteen side chapels, and intricately carved, matching wooden doors highlight the craftsmanship of this long-ago time.

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Thank kehoedds
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Cathedral looks like any other beautiful Cathedral ... until you enter inside. WOW you get overpowered with beauty of the gold covered interior. Never seen so much gold in my life. The art work and absolutely everything about this Cathedral is stunning. I've visited several Cathedrals but never one like this. It's definitely a must see in Puebla. Amazing!!

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Thank Oakley514
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the beautiful things to see in Puebla. It has an interesting architectural history behind it and the interior is gorgeous with several altars within, each with its own character.

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Thank otolith
Xalapa, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Very attractive interior with nice frescous an several side chapels. It is in the very centre of the city

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The Cathedral Basilica in Puebla is another triumph of beauty for Roman Catholicism. It is huge, and the second largest in Mexico after the one in the capital, as befits the fourth largest city in the country. The real name of the town is Puebla de Los Angeles, and to underline this fact, the cathedral in incredibly ornate with a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This church has a lot of activity going on and you may not be able to enter and see all of it during certain times. Very nice.

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It;s a large place that's adjacent to the central square. However, given the tremendous number of churches in the area, it's surprisingly uninteresting beyond it's sheer size.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The Zocalo in Puebla is spacious and has the life you can expect in a typical Mexican Plaza. All around you have an Mexican Colonial arcade where you can find coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops. Look at the beautiful "Santo Tomás marble floor" in red and gray colors and also at the cantera in the buildings. The highlight... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

A cathedral with so much to see, but does not allow any form of photography. I waste, since I am unlikely to remember all the details. Videos explain various aspects of the cathedral in Spanish are played, so that you can just sit and listen and wonder...

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