We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Merida Cathedral

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number:
9286131
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,246 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 291
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Huge Cathedral

This Cathedral is located right at the Grande Plaza. Beautiful church. You will find people, mostly locals inside reflecting and praying. A good place for anyone to reflect.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
buddymaine_13
,
Bangkok, Thailand
Add Photo Write a Review

1,246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 521: English reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Cathedral is located right at the Grande Plaza. Beautiful church. You will find people, mostly locals inside reflecting and praying. A good place for anyone to reflect.

Helpful?
Thank buddymaine_13
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy to visit as it is right on the Plaza Grande. Lots of history to this cathedral . Google it for more about that. It is one of the oldest Cathedrals in all of the Americas. The massive interior has a very special feeling.

Helpful?
Thank Larry T
Oakdale, New York
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful Cathedral in the heart of Merida. Lovely to see and enjoy a stroll around the park and see all the other sights in the area.

Helpful?
Thank janlamb48
St. Catharines, Canada
Level Contributor
79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cathedral is a true piece of history, right in the heart of el Centro. We passed through on a Sunday during worship hours and were just amazed at the majesty of this Cathedral; one of the oldest in North America.

Helpful?
Thank Brian664
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The massive stones of the Mayan temples that stood nearby were repositioned to make this huge renaissance cathedral, one of the oldest in the Americas. Most of its gilded wooden altars and decoration were burned a hundred years ago during the Mexican Revolution, which makes the building look stark, bright, and imposing. Hang out inside when it's open and watch... More 

Helpful?
Thank masviejoviajero
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really historical cathedral. Worth the visit. This was the first cathedral in the Americas that was finished.

Helpful?
Thank deafdiver
Merida, Mexico
Level Contributor
58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't go inside. But the exterior would make for a good movie setting. Old and authentic. This is the real deal.

Helpful?
Thank JaysUSA
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
429 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have been to San Miguel de Allende or Mexico City, you will be sorely disappointed here. It is difficult for me to be too thrilled about a church of any denomination that has been built after ruining the cultural artifacts of another culture. This was built on the grounds of a Mayan temple, one more vestige of an... More 

Helpful?
Thank BudaBaB
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
113 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful cathedral located in the downtown square of Merida, lots to see and do. Make sure to bring your camera, and pesos come in handy as well.

Helpful?
Thank Jeffery P
Level Contributor
145 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one is just OK compared to some of the specatular churches in Mexico & Latin America. Another example of the Spainards using destroyed Mayan temples to build their monument to JC.

Helpful?
1 Thank mark k

Travelers who viewed Merida Cathedral also viewed

 

Been to Merida Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Merida Cathedral and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Merida Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?