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Cathedral of Puebla (Catedral Basilica de Puebla)

Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Puebla
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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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Believer or not there is so much art to appreciate here it is a real jewel!! It's the heart of the city along with the Zocalo which is right across the street. Many have said that this cathedral is prettier than the one in Mexico City and I will have to agree!

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

What a treat for all believers and especially catholics. The mystery of the ancient Roman Catholic church is so apparent inside the walls of this beautiful cathedral. Celebrate mass with the bishop. The organ is a treat, as well.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I loved this cathedral so much to see. It has a lot to offer, well worth visiting. My family and I really enjoyed all the scenery and loved to learn all about it.

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Toronto, On
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Cathedral is really beautiful. It was more impressive than we thought it would be and enjoyed our visit there.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Super church, one of the best in Mexico, specialy by night... just around the zocalo... In Puebla you could found more than 60 churches...

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Tallest bell towers in Mexico, but not particularly inspiring in y opinion. The stone is grey cantera which makes it dark. Interior is nice but not a revelation of construction styles.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The cathedral in Puebla dominates one side of the Zocola. It is very large and one of the key attractions to see in Puebla. The high altar is impressive and rather different from many other churches of this period. There are some interesting carvings and beautiful doors. For me, not worth a long visit unless you are better informed on... More

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La Grange, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a masterpiece, reminded me of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Very well preserved and worth a couple of visits to take it all in.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I had been told how amazing this cathedral was and I was even told that the architectural plans for this cathedral were actually the plans for the cathedral in Mexico city but that they were switched. I didn't believe it because someone from Puebla had told me but NOW THAT I HAVE SEEN IT, I DO BELIEVE IT!!! This is... More

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Carol289
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Do not miss, the main cathedral is beautiful. Then the chapel with the gold is stunning. The beauty and the artistry are worth taking your time to see the details,

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