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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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Description: 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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Beautiful church but can't take photos

This is a really lovely and huge cathedral in Puebla centro, if you visit the zocalo you can't miss it! The stone work is beautiful inside and out but unfortunately there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a really lovely and huge cathedral in Puebla centro, if you visit the zocalo you can't miss it! The stone work is beautiful inside and out but unfortunately there are signs everywhere inside saying no photos. A majority of people were ignoring the signs but there are staff who will tell you off so beware. I found that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you go to this town and miss this, you missed the main attraction. It is Huge and extremely detailed carved stone.

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McKinleyville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We did not use a guide so it is hard to understand the full history but it is extremely complex and imagining the construction in that day and age............

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

this historic cathedral was built by the Spanish Monarchy and very ornate with huge variety of ornamental statues and ceilings and.chapels.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Big, with over the top Mexican baroque decoration everywhere, it dominates the Zocolo. If you are there, you must take a peek inside. From a historical point of view, though, it (like the other posh big churches in the country) was the product of the ruthless domination of, and wealth extraction from the local people by the Spanish conquerers. Thinking... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The cathedral is huge. Beautiful. The art in it is great. I went back for mass which was conducted by the happiest priest I have ever seen!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We passed by the Cathedral on our way back to hotel one night and caught the light show by accident (I think it was around 8 pm on a Saturday night - check timings with the Tourist Information). We were told later by the hotel it's only on weekend nights. If you have been to the Loire chateaus in France... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Beautifully preserved , no entrance fees, one of the top site to visit in puebla, worth a visit definitely

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Enormous cathedral, very majestic, with an amazing interior. Only down-side. You are not supposed to take ANY pictures in the interior. But I say many people sneaking it. Not the end of the world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Once you get to the central area of Puebla (Centro Historico) you see some great colourful building facades which are best seen during the day hours if possible. The Cathedral was worth a visit despite not being able to take photos. on the walk around you have some fabulous thing to buy so come with an empty suitcase.

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