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Address: Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number: 9286131
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Excelent building

This is an excellent example of Spanish-Mesoamerican architectura due to the fact that it was build very early by the Spanish conquistadores. Take your time to explore the inside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cancun, Mexico
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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent example of Spanish-Mesoamerican architectura due to the fact that it was build very early by the Spanish conquistadores. Take your time to explore the inside with very good examples of religious paint and sculpture. Don't expect the magnificency of the european churches but the new world art and construction skills.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by during service and have a wonderful experience at the church which by the way was visited by Juan Pablo II during his trip to Mexico.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just as Paseo Montejo, Cathedral of Merida is a must see. In the central city square, surrounded by many parks, churches and museums... Casa Montejo just next door with lots of history. A must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

worth the experience , said to be the oldest cathedral in the Americas. and is free. right on the main square

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest church in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is worth a visit along with the other two churhes on this street.

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Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful Cathedral! Absolutely! You must visit. The splendor of the architecture is wonderful! You can see the top from almost all over in the center if you need a guide to your location. At night it is lit so wonderfully.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see, go for awhile and sit, listen, take it all in. Rafael owner of the shop in the archway next to the Cathedral gave me a tour that could not have been bet. I wondered why he was being such an educator giving a detailed personal tour until he took me to his shop and tried to... More 

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Pennington, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice church, built by Mayan labor from the ruins of Mayan pyramids! Worth a visit inside. Have a look at the organ and if you come near the end of a service, it's worth it to hear the music.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old cathedral was built between 1556-1598 and is one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas. It was constructed over an old Mayan pyramid by using their stones. Its size is impressive. This structure dominates the centre of Merida with a wonderful look in the night with its lighting. This is a free attraction in Merida. Don't miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the architect and interior design of the church is so beautiful , the fine details worth the visit. take a moment and light a candle

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