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Cathedral of Puebla (Catedral Basilica de Puebla)

Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 34 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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El Centro, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

One of the oldest Cathedrals in America, constructed about 1560 and till today even the earthquakes is complete. Some figures of Mexican history are buried here even because of their track they are ignored but the Cathedral organ is monumental and always keep in very good condition at least once a month a concert is given so people can keep... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Like most Catherdrals, the artwork, detail and level of elaboration is quite remarkable and one can only marvel at the engineering and planning that went into such a place before the days of CAD.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The cathedral is in the city center so getting there is a little annoying because of traffic. However, once you get there you forget all about it! The outside architecture and stone masonry is incredible and the inside is to die for. Simply have to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was my favorite Cathedral/Church to visit in Puebla! The location, the building its self, the inside was amazing and huge! Loved my visit here, I'll be sure to return!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Interesting to see the blond and blue eyed angels in the Mexican environment - what kind of message would that have sent to the common public throughout the centuries?

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Moscow, Russia
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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