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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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Beautiful Baroque Catedral

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Laura S
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Torreon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dont really know the Cathedrals in Vaticano City, but this for sure must be one of the best in the world. Its a huge and just so beautiful. Any art lovers would be thirll to be inside and just for taking some pictures For real this MUST BE ONE OF THE BEST Cathedrals in the whole WORLD.

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Perryville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not of the Roman Catholic persuasion. I prefer reading the Bible. But the Basilica is the second oldest in the Americas and well worth seeing for its beauty and for the insights it gives about the heart of that religion. No photos most places. No touring in areas where mass is being given. But the place is large... More 

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Puebla, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral is located right at the heart of Puebla. It is a magnificent edification and quite impressive when you get there. Very well preserved, it hosts not only regular masses but also some choirs and special religious occasions (this year, the Door at the middle, called "La Puerta del Perdón" or Door of Forgiveness, is open for all to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral looks a lot like the Mexico's cathedral . I was disappointed that I could not take pictures. The main altar is beautiful. There was a video that ran all the time while we were there explaining the different art pieces of the cathedral. The cathedral was under repair but that did not take away from its beauty. If... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've visited many churches and chapels in Europe, but Puebla's Cathedral is the best. Its size, its pipe organ, all the images are simply wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not as magnificent as the Capilla de Rosario but beautiful all the same. it is said that it was built over a river and if they had put bells in the towers it would have sunk the church. built around 1575 it towers the city's main square and is said to be 230 feet tall and the tallest in Mexico.... More 

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