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Beautiful cathedral!

Lovely outside and inside. Large and beautiful. Worth a visit when in the Zocalo of Oaxaca. Free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Must See while in Oaxaca

this is an amazing, authentic colonial church in the heart of the old city......while we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis P
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This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
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Avenida de La Independencia 700 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is nice, but don't expect too much. The facade is the highlight. Mexico has countless beautiful churches, this is just another one of them.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely outside and inside. Large and beautiful. Worth a visit when in the Zocalo of Oaxaca. Free entrance. Recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an amazing, authentic colonial church in the heart of the old city......while we were there, we saw many weddings, quincineras take place....a popular spot.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited literally hundreds of churches and cathedrals all over Mexico in the last 15+ years, and don't think there's anything special about this one. It is, however, a good place for a rest.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank califcasl
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Right next to the hotel and being "catholic" I understood" the attraction. Right next to the hotel i stayed at- the Marques Del Valle. Some things never change- mass wise.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

I suppose everything pales after Santo Domingo. The facade is very impressive, the interior I found rather plain.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

It was impressive building and interesting but sombre and dark inside. It is a massive stone building and worth a look but it was dark and lacked much atmosphere or interest.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

the Cathedral sits in the area next to the Zocalo. It has a large market area around it (where they were play Coco on a large screen). The church itself is huge with many small side chapels and a beautiful larger one that seemed to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

If you’re on foot, you will walk by. Stop and have a look. You’ll see lots of people gather around this area. Outside if your lucky you’ll see oversized paper mache wedding costumed people dancing with musicians celebrating....yes, a recent marriage. We were there when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

There is nothing particularly special about this Cathedral. Because of the seismic activity in Oaxaca,the walls are very thick and the towers are not tall. There was nonetheless damage done in last September's twin quakes. As another poster noted, if you're in the vicinity, stop...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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