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Church of San Felipe Neri (Iglesia de San Felipe Neri)

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Address: Tinoco y Palacios at Independencia, Oaxaca, Mexico

An ornate 17th-century cathedral.

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GO GO GO TO ALL of the colonial churches in Oaxaca City. it is one way to rid yourself of the blase notin of "seen one, seen 'em all." Each is different. Train our eye. read the... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2016
New York City, New York

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Wonderful baroque wood carvings around every altar. The revered statesman Benito Juarez got married in this church.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

GO GO GO TO ALL of the colonial churches in Oaxaca City. it is one way to rid yourself of the blase notin of "seen one, seen 'em all." Each is different. Train our eye. read the books. sit and watch the people.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Whatever your religion (or lack thereof), spending a few minutes in a pew at this magnificent church is a positive experience.

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

Hearing that this was the most decorated church in Mexico my expectations were high... and not high enough! The meticulous details overlayed in gold puts this on par for the nicest cathedrals in Europe.

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burlington, vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2016

This is the plaza where wedding celebrations take place, just outside the church, all weekend. There are bands, traditional dancers and happy people. Lots of fun to watch

Thank babspottay
New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

The photograph that appears at the beggining of this site is NOT that of San Felipe Nri, but rather the frot of the church of Santo Domingo, both in downtown Oaxaca. Whereas Santo Domingo is a huge landmark becae of its historical and aesthetic merits, San Felipe Neri is a more normal church where locals go to mass and for... More 

Thank Roberto113
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

My Dannether like this places to go back and forth between the hours of work .She said the she is going for her honey moon with her husband to

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We saw three weddings here on Saturday. The interior is classic and I thought the best church in Oaxaca. It is right on the pedestrian street.

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Benton, Arkansas
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Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the wrong church in the accompanying photo. This is Santo Domingo. All churches throughout Oaxaca are fascinating as represent as there is a measure of syncretism between indigenous religion and Catholicism represented one way or another in all. Santo Domingo, however, as in this picture is amazing and the height of Mexican baroque style architecture. Felipe Neri is... More 

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Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a smaller church than the Santo Domingo de Guzman depicted in the cover of this attraction on TA. The church itself lies west of the cathedral and is baroque in style. Apparently, Benito Juarez got married here.

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