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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
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Cathedral de San Ildefonso

If you stay in Merida, it´s worth going to the main square and see the cathedral which is part of the ensemble of many nice buildings. Don´t miss to go inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joerg M
Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you stay in Merida, it´s worth going to the main square and see the cathedral which is part of the ensemble of many nice buildings. Don´t miss to go inside.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the time to visit the Merida Cathedral during our tour of the city of Merida. The cathedral is beautifully maintained and is truly impressive. We are Roman Catholic, so we usually visit the churches and cathedrals we encounter. The interior is more beautiful than the outside. The altar is spectacular and the cathedral is definitely worth a visit.

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Portland, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a massive structure and a must see when in Merida.Check the times to be sure when you can enter, what a gorgeous place for pictures...

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot avoid going inside as it stands there so big on main square. Very large and nice inside. I like it that there is no baroque style altar or ornaments.

Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

obviously an important cathedral in the history of the city and located on the Plaza Grande. Not the most beautiful cathedral I have seen but worth a visit--try and go when there is a mass going on. It's very hot inside and you will be besieged by folks wanting money from you. They block the entrances to the church. Watch... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 July 16, 2016 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 July 16, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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