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Merida Cathedral

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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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Beautiful and Grand Cathedral in the plaza

So grand, so pretty. I just walked around, a few times, maybe should have taken a tour but I spent a long time looking all over.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So grand, so pretty. I just walked around, a few times, maybe should have taken a tour but I spent a long time looking all over.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Merida Cathedral serves as a perfect landmark when travelling toward or within the centre of old Merida. The church is also a fascinating example of colonial architecture. While we did not go in, we could still appreciate its grandeur from the outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rich and wonderful history of Merida is on display here for you. From the mid 1500s this is a must see for all historians

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Searching for coffee and breakfast, we stumbled upon the Cathedral on a recent July 2016 trip when we toured Merida after 5 days in Tulum. It was worth it...both Merida and the Catedral. It's hard to believe (and important to recall) how important Yucatan (and Merida for that matter) is to the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish, thus, the... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice cathdral in the heart of Mérida, certainly worthwhile a visit. The oldest church of Mexico. The cathedral was built by the Franciscans and is rather simple as design. Lovely, next to the Plaza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of history & well worth finding out about what happened 100's of years ago - we went there when mass was happening, not Catholic, but good to be a part of the service!

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Progreso, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the 20 minutes to go inside and explore the oldest church in the Americas. Make a special trip just to see it? - no, but when you are at the central square do not miss seeing this grand old church both inside and out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place and you should visit that Cathedral when you are in Merida. The location is very central and there are many good shops in surroundings.

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The interior is magically beautiful. Pictures do not do it justice. While admiring the beauty and feeling the depth of the history it is bitter sweet, knowing how the Spaniards tore down the Mayan's temples to use in the construction of this one. If you are fortunate enough to be in Merida over Easter, or Holy week (semana santa), you... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Absolutely beautiful. Standing in that Cathedral was an experience to remember. Our only regret was not taking the time to attend a mass.

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