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“Interior is so much more serene than exterior” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Catedral Basilica de Puebla

Catedral Basilica de Puebla
16 de Septiembre | Centro Histórico, Puebla, Mexico
(222) 2 32 23 16
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Ranked #2 of 58 things to do in Puebla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This huge baroque-style cathedral dominates the town's main square and is one of Puebla's most recognizable landmarks.
Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Interior is so much more serene than exterior”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Toluca, Mexico
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“Very nice cathedral as most of Mexican downtown's”
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 front of the main square they are really delicious. Hard to park though.

Visited September 2013
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San Jose, California
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“Great Architecture”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Springfield, Illinois
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“Huge, elaborate interior”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Wow!”
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.

Visited July 2014
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