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Cathedral of Oaxaca

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Address: Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.

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So Beautiful

I was so amaze of this beautiful Cathedral Church. You need to go inside to appreciate the wonders details of the ceilings and the altar cover and gold.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2016
Maricela30
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San Diego, California

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a relatively nice cathedral but it's much more attractive on the outside than on the inside. It's very dark and a little dank inside. If you go up the road to see the spectacular inside of Santo Domingo you'll get a lot of perspective on how overwhelming the cathedral interior is.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I was so amaze of this beautiful Cathedral Church. You need to go inside to appreciate the wonders details of the ceilings and the altar cover and gold.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Difficult to describe, just a breathtaking cathedral and proof of the wealth and power of the catholic church before the revolution

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is not the most elegant, ornate cathedral, but it's structure is very interesting inside and outside.

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Fall City, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We visited the square and church on two occasions while visiting Oaxaca. The building is a great example of old Spanish architecture and there is an adjacent museum and garden to visit.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Celebrating 800 years, the Cathedral is simply stunning. Even if you aren't religious, one can appreciate the skill of the artisans when creating the murals and frescoes on the walls and ceilings. Photographs are allowed, just no flash. The outer courtyard is a stunning place to sit and people watch and just steps away from Casa Crespo (restaurant/cooking classes) which... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

It is well preserved, the images and all the pictures and religious art is very nice. Overall it is worth the time spent walking inside.

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

very interesting and Oaxaca is a great place to visit. Great food, the chocolate is some of the best and don't forget to try the mole sauces

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

While on a business trip I had the get fortune to be able to see and go inside this very very historic Cathedral. The outside was stunning but the inside is almost undescribable. The workmanship and talent that went into this building is just amazing. The details and ornate gold all over the church is amazing. A definate place you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

In the days before Christmas, processions from other parish's march to the door of the Cathedral and are denied entrance until a song is offered, at which point the enter for an early evening mass. Earlier in the day a procession of costumed children, with larger than life puppets will parade to the Cathedral, across from the Zoloco. It is... More 

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