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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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Stunning architecture, murals, and landscaping.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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MN, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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durango
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The restaurant is stunning in both architecture lighting and decor. The food is impressive, including the complimentary appetizer, and service excellent. Among dishes offered is suckling pig, which my partner and I split. It was perfectly done, tender and moist and equal to what I have had in Spain. We also had the scallop ceviche in a lemon sauce which... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This is a massive structure that should be visited! All churches and cathedrals were built during different eras, by different people, with different materials...etc. This is not the most elegant, ornate cathedral, but it's structure is very interesting inside and outside. We were there throughout Holy Week, so the mass schedule was different than normal. There are several masses every... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

After visiting a great many cathedrals in the Americas and Europe, we did not find this very impressive. However, the exterior is indeed a work of art, and obviously has been cleaned and restored. As long as you do not have too high hopes, it is worth a visit, when walking around the centre of Oaxaca.

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Caledon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is the sort of building you sink into and marvel at, the sense of history, the workmanship, the size. Three years ago we happened upon a free organ recital there and were moved beyond belief.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

A huge cathedral with impressive architecture, it is just off the Zocalo, so it could not be more convenient for a quick visit. We stopped in and took the opportunity to sit in its cool and dark interior and take in the impressive structure. Then we walked around to see each of the stations of the cross. The stained-glass window... More 

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