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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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Springfield, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Queretaro, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It is a beautiful place with tons of history and near to the commerce district were you can find mexican and Poblana handicrafts selection

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Beijing, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Cathedral of Puela is situated in the center of the city, the Zocalo, and it is pretty amazing. It's very big and beautiful inside, definetely worth visitingif you go to Puebla.

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Detroit, Michigan
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23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a very beautiful Cathedral! It reminds me a lot of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compestela. Although the Cathedral is amazing, the Mass we stayed for was rather lax. Definitely worth staying for Mass though. They have bathrooms tucked away outside the Cathedral and it costs $3 pesos to use it.

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Essex
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187 reviews 187 reviews
55 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, it is worth taking a quick look inside the main door. The cool air inside was in stark contrast to the heat in the Zocalo outside. As soon as you enter your eyes will naturally look to the alter and then up to the roof. The thing that hit me... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Gorgeous cathedral, gold leaf everywhere, well lit, amazing domes, magnificent paintings, a journey to the past.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It is right on the main town square/park and it is beautiful. We were surprised to find this gem in such a small town. Worth your time to walk through this wonderful chapel.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Gorgeous and in a convenient spot right in the middle of the centro, next to the Zocalo. Huge cathedral that is still in use today.

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Riverside, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This cathedral is enormous, and I wish there would have been an English-speaking tour to learn about the history of this international treasure.

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