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Basilica de la Soledad

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Address: Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

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This church is very nice, the colonial architecture, patio layout, and the wood carved gold plated interior retablo is superb! Best of all are the ice cream shops outside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This church is very nice, the colonial architecture, patio layout, and the wood carved gold plated interior retablo is superb! Best of all are the ice cream shops outside the church in the little plaza! This is the place were locals get their ice cream! Try the rose petal, leche quemada or lemon. They are big, try several small sizes... More 

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MN, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The procession of the City's parton Saint, activities, carnival, flowers, fireworks celebrations is a mid-December occasion not to be missed. Spectacular and perhaps an easy 10 minute walk from the Zocolo.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I recommend a cathedral tour in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. You can see several very different cathedrals inside and outside in about one hour, unless, of course, you are like me, and have to view each one in detail.

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Bolinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The icons and images in this cathedral are different from ones you will see elsewhere. The exterior square is delightful to visit -- have some icecream while you are there.

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Granby, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Also, another must-see in Oaxaca anytime of the year, but on a Friday during Lent you get the sense of how important this place is to the local community

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

There are many beautiful churches in Oaxaca, but this one may be tops. It has a beautiful facade and a huge open plaza (atrio) around it. Nearby are a wealth of places to get a nieve (cold treat) or snack.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Doesn't have all the visitors as Santa Domingo Church but definitely worth a visit. About 3 blocks from the Zocalo. Can't really see it until you get to the steps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is one of my favorite churches. Not far from the zocalo. I love the angels coming out from the interior sidewalls holding the chandeliers. Plus afterwards there are so many nieve stands (ice cream) adjacent you can enjoy both the church and the nieve!

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

This is a beautiful church, full of history, architecture and pleasant people. It's bright and up-lifting. I look forward to going back this Spring.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

The church was very nice to look at, and like most churches in Mexico a bit on the dark side but wonderful to see. I got a sense of tranquility and had some pretty great photo opps.

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