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Cathedral of Puebla (Catedral Basilica de Puebla)

Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Puebla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This huge baroque-style cathedral dominates the town's main square and is one of Puebla's most recognizable landmarks.
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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have visited the church several times and never get tired of it. It's a beautiful church inside which took 300 years to build. Very peaceful inside you just drown in its beauty and decoration. Surreal. Must see when in Puebla. And the zocalo is just in front with nice cafés.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I arrive there in the moment that a couple is marry. They prepare a classic rural event. Chariot horses, children holding the tail of the girlfriend and roses way. The general public can access the church in the wedding, so I went in. Monumental interior. Wood decorations. You can smell old. Inside you can forget the present and go in... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a magnificent Cathedarl started just 40 years after Cortes led the conquest of Mexico in 1519. There are many side chapels, alters, three grand organs and statues and painting everywhere.It i very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So sureal, just an amazing place to go, the ornate design inside was truly magical, you could feel the peace and blessings of cathedral...

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I guess I'm very much ignorant in architecture and for me the cathedral in Puebla could be any other big church built in colonial times in any place in Latin America, but still all these buildings are quite amazing and if you are in Puebla, it's definitively worth to visit the cathedral

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Use of natural light is extraordinary for a cathedral of this age. One thing I found odd was that the candles lit by each altar are electric, not real flames.

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Toluca, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I live in Mexico City and you get to see the biggest cathedral of the country and it's impressive, but once you know this one you are amazed as well. It's really beautiful and if you get to hear the legend of the main bell and how it got there, you will just love it more. Try the restaurants in... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love that cathedral, is magnificent, the acoustic is great. Surrounded by the main plaza, you can spend hours there.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Right on the zocalo, the cathedral's interior is cavernous, filled with little side chapels. The organ is especially ornate.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was happy to finally see the huge cathedral after people told me it's larger than the one in Mexico City. It didn't dissapoint! The cathedral is beautiful, with many fine details on the gates surrounding it.

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