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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 and different

Its short towers don't compare in size with other great temples in Mexico (it suffered several earthquakes while being built) but that exactly is what gives this church its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico
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126 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its short towers don't compare in size with other great temples in Mexico (it suffered several earthquakes while being built) but that exactly is what gives this church its peculiar charm. Ellaborated carved stone in the facade and an impressive interior with a good number of artistic works makes this building an unmissable sight in Oaxaca.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attending a service here is bleak and the same can be said for a tourist visit inside. It is rather unremarkable inside. As a church goer it is not welcoming. Congregants are pushed off to the side and behind pillars. If you are attending any service especially a festival service, find another church...there are plenty of choices. Outside enjoy the... More 

Thank Sue G
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is amazing, full of gold, and has a side part where the services were being held. It is connected to the cultural museum which is a must see!

Thank Susan G
Boston, MA
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like the front of the church is very small and the back are too big. The main altar is actually kind of in the middle. In any case, this church is beautiful and has a special chapel about a Christ that everyone venerates (they called el señor de .......) but I forgot the name. This church is a... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A mighty cathedral in city centre. Very nice and old, tastefully renovated. A visit is highly recommended!

Thank Valaszkai
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a most to visit. This church is very different to all the cathedrals in Mexico ( country ) . I have been in the mayority of them in all the country but this one is incredible and very diferent.

Thank Festercarecota
New York City, New York
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Catedral is just one of the many catholic churches throughout the City of Oaxaca, but its eligious heart as the eat of the local bishop. It has a five century history, having been founded only a few years after the invasion from Spanish adventurers called conquerors. The Christian faith brought by the sword, and by the love and charity... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Spend your time at Santo Domingo or Soledad rather then here. The etched glass at the doors is very pretty. Otherwise this is a stolid church.

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Although very large with lots of history, the decoration is not particularly noteworthy. Some pretty stained glass windows aare worth a look and the main altar is attractive.

Thank Serendipitous02
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355 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Architecturally, Santo Domingo or Soledad is so much more attractive. It is conveniently located off zocalo so easy to zoom.

Thank mule54

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