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Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Great light and sound show against the front of the church describing its history, standard Catholic interior

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank robin f
Reviewed yesterday

Oldest church in North America and very impressive interior. Choir sounded amazing with the grand acoustics. Lots of activity around cathedral, music in the park out front, hour long buggy rides... Very vibrant area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SasquatchTravelar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw a video mapping presentation that used the front of this Cathedral while in Marisa and it was amazing! The street was closed off and hundreds of chairs set out for the public. The event was free and about an hour long. Excellent entertainment.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Delvea T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful cathedral with beautiful statues and a very welcoming group of people who work there. A great bit of history is discussed both Spanish and Mayan and how they worshipped and prayed . While you are there you can light a candle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 426johnk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice church to visit. In central position. You can see so many things around this cathedral. Museum, gallery, shopping, city bus tour. Etc etc

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jean s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked inside on a weekday. It is a nice location because of the busy and beautiful park outside. Inside was interesting archetecture. Some people looking like us, others praying. Very large. Old, finished in 1598.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ss987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the centro plaza and a very nice place to visit while at the plaza. Very old, I think 16th century.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m the middle of the town you will find that beautiful building.its impressive and I recommend sitting outside and relax at the park after you were inside. It’s such an awesome place ! At night lights welcome you and you shouldn’t miss to go there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dieflok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like most churches, they're always a nice escape from the hustle and bustle and generally an escape from the heat for a bit as well. Was good to see the different architecture and take a look at the huge doors. Done up well on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank julesthumper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in the heart of El Centro Mérida, this imposing edifice is a testament to the Roman Catholic influence in México. It is generally open to the public and mass is held on a daily basis. When the doors to the front and sides of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 31, 2018|
Response from Helena N |
I don't remember there being anything posted in regards to mass times. We just happened to walk in and they were having mass. That was early evening. Your best bet would be to ask right in town, or if at a hotel they might... More
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Response from buddymaine_13 | Reviewed this property |
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Yo assumo todas horas, pero no se exactamente. Lo siento.
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