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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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Beautiful Cathedral

You always think Oh! No! Not another Cathedral, but one has to look at all these in Mexico. They all have art work, stained glass, but all are different in their own way.

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Caloundra, Australia
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You always think Oh! No! Not another Cathedral, but one has to look at all these in Mexico. They all have art work, stained glass, but all are different in their own way.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1,169 reviews
836 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oaxaca Cathedral is a really beautiful place to visit. It is lavish in it's fine decor, amazing artwork, ceilings and iconography. It's right in the heart of the city centre and has a lively main square outside it with lots of nice places to eat and drink. The place is huge and cavernous but also very serene and makes a... More 

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Shell Beach, California
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While to each his own, this is another example of control of the people through various means including, but not limited to, draining their collective wallet. That being said, it is a lovely peaceful building that provides a sanctuary for the believers, and non-believers as well, simply by having the comfort of low light and soft echos. Not as grand... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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203 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This cathedral has some of the best capillas and stained glass I've seen in Mexico. There are about 14 capillas in the cathedral, each with it's own focus and story. Take the time to read the storyboards (on in Spanish though). The stained glass above the alter and the panels around the inside of the roofline are very good.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

On the outside it is a beautiful building but I was disappointed with the interior. There's a big block indoors that eats a lot of space. Once in oaxaca you have to visit it but you will understand what I say once you're in there. The day I visited they had an exhibition of banners that made it even worst.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Like hundreds of others in Mexico. It's purpose is to serve the people not tourists, and it seems to do that well.

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BRASILIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Wandering around this gloomy space I felt all the oppression of the Spanish Inquisition. Masses of dark, threatening baroque, baroque, baroque. I commented to my companion: "Abandon Hope all Ye who enter Here! " By contrast Santo Domingo, up the road, is a delight.

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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

By all means, stop in to see this lovely building. It has historic significance and it is a church that is still very much a part of its city. Beautiful freschi. Despite many people in the building when we were there, it was peaceful and holy.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Mexico is filled with beautiful churches and the cathedral should be one of the first on your list. Located on the Zocalo, quiet, serine, gorgeous altars, saint commemorations and tastefully appointed1

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

By the lical people, a vadt cgurch with many side chapels dedicated to popular saints. No particular art works

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