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Basilica de la Soledad

Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Beautifully Ornate Basilica

A lovely cathedral in the heart of Oaxaca. A beautiful ornate facade with bell, grand rounded... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bozeman-Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
Do not miss this Basilica

Massive Basilica that is easy to get to by foot. Like all churches of this size, is it is a bit... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2017
Penny D
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Charleston, South Carolina
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This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely cathedral in the heart of Oaxaca. A beautiful ornate facade with bell, grand rounded doorway and beautifully intricate statues inset in to the wall. The inside is stunning too and makes a lovely, serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Massive Basilica that is easy to get to by foot. Like all churches of this size, is it is a bit overwhelming. the side chapels are exquisite. It is quite clear why this is the the most "talked about" church in the region. It has...More

Thank Penny D
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Lovely baroque façade, interesting church set n a wide open space where on special holidays dance groups perform. There is also a café nearby.

Thank marlisc2015
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church with a big plaza on the side. Try the ice cream shops with the traditional "nieves". Niagara is the best one.

Thank MTorre
Reviewed January 31, 2017

While you are there, please take the time to sample the many different ice creams, you will Love it. Leche Quemada is the best!

Thank mccordiliana
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Wonderful church very near from the centre of Oaxaca. Elegant Spanish baroque building with fascinating details and interiors. It is a must to visit it. From the cathedral you can see a part of the city with mountains in the background and the new areal...More

Thank kucerovajana
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Beautiful church with lots of gold. We were stunned by the gold until we saw the Zocalo and Santa Domingo Churches. There is an square next to it that sells all kinds of ice cream treats from various vendors and also religious objects.

Thank 4adventure
Reviewed January 11, 2017

We always walk to this church and it always seems to have mass going on. the church is worth the extra steps it takes t get there and you can enjoy homemade ice cream when you leave. It also has a small gift shop to...More

Thank ebenezer15
Reviewed December 28, 2016

What makes a visit to this church unique is the vibrant park adjacent to it, which provides a glimpse of locals enjoying a typical snack, local musicians, etc.

Thank viajera1741
Reviewed December 27, 2016

The church is another of Oaxaca's beautiful colonial structures, but what makes this one special is the large plaza in front of it, facing another church. In the evening the locals gather here for a stroll, a bite at the food stalls below (have a...More

Thank Basiluzzo
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