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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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Cool place for reflection

This is a beautiful old church. We went on a Sunday for Mass, and one service melded into the other as far as lots of people. The most impressive part is the giant crucifix on... read more

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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful old church. We went on a Sunday for Mass, and one service melded into the other as far as lots of people. The most impressive part is the giant crucifix on the altar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An impressive church, worth having a look around. No cost to get inside and women didn't seem to have to be covered. We arrived near the end of a morning service which was interesting as we got to hear the organ and singing of hymns. The church seemed to be shut in the afternoon so we were lucky we'd gone... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The central cathedral in Merida is a good backdrop for the plaza that hosts a ton of events for the city. The interior was nice - the ceiling looked kind of like the pantheon with the recessed portions of the ceiling. It would have been cool to be be able to go up in the tower to get a view... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This cathedral is stunning! It caught my eye due the decorative carvings. I went into the cathedral and they were having a service of some sort I was told it was one of the many Day of the Dead festivities currently going on, it was packed and it is truly beautiful and very easy to walk around and take photos... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Every saturday evening the cathedral turns into a light show, explaining the history. Its in Spanish but still great and its free

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge and solemn cathedral, with a giant crucifix that is visible from the street ... it was tremendous to be there and know that with the stones of Mayan conquerors destroyed buildings that was built this temple.

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san diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple old church, large pillars holding it up enjoyed the singing of the men just a great place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A historical spot, passage of the revolution, place of worship. Beautiful church, one of the oldest in Mexico. Unbelievable stories behind its establishments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Merida recently and had the opportunity to tour the Merida cathedral. It's located adjacent to the main square in the oldest part of the city. It is a spectacular stone building with two large towers. Inside this massive structure various carved wooden altars and religious statues are found. It is inspirational for all denominations. If you are... More 

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Merida, Yucatan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the oldest church in the country, the story around the church and the past of this i unbelievable.The church was constructed over a mayan temple. Inside this, are so many culture and history You need see this building

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