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Catedral Basilica de Puebla

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Address: 16 de Septiembre | Centro Histórico, Puebla, Mexico
Phone Number: (222) 2 32 23 16
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This huge baroque-style cathedral dominates the town's main square and is...

This huge baroque-style cathedral dominates the town's main square and is one of Puebla's most recognizable landmarks.

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Magnificent old time grandeur.

Beautiful artistic and religious experience. Good explanations in English. One of the finest we have seen in Mexico.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Katherine R
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful artistic and religious experience. Good explanations in English. One of the finest we have seen in Mexico.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a wonderful and very large cathedral. Could probably use some restoration. A lot of places could.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge church, grand, well taken care of. Functioning church too. The organ inside is big - seems to be that way for major churches.

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Huixquilucan Edo.de Mexic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It´s one of the main attractions of Puebla and it´s well deserved. It´s really huge and very well maintained. It´s an example of the power of the People that designed the city

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is majestic! the best of colonial architecture in display. Do not miss entering and walking around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only problem with the cathedral is that we couldn't take pictures. The scale of the cathedral was amazing. It was like a church fit inside a huge building. The organ was the most beautiful organ I had ever seen. My husband couldn't help sneaking a photo of the organ. You aren't supposed to take photos , but it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Puebla was on the route between Veracruz (where most ships from Europe landed) and Mexico City. It is a gem of a colonial era and as such the Cathedral is an important example of the wealth existing there in the XVII century. Located besides the Zocalo, with open air cafes surrounding the main square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is a really beautiful church located right in front of the main square in Downtown Puebla. The outside of the building is really impressive, but the inside is incredible. You can spend some time watching the paintings and the building itself. Please, just remember that this is a religious place, so no photos are allowed and please remain silent... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Go this year to any and all Cathedrals to walk through the main doors of forgiveness! Beautiful architecture and artwork. Cathedrals in Mexico rival those in Europe, must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Both inside and outside are exquisite. Well taken care of and neat. The organ is pretty cool and the altar is very impressive. Reminds me a bit of the cathedral in Seville Spain.

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