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Catedral Basilica de Leon

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Address: Alvaro Obregon Esquina con Hidalgo, Zona Centro, Leon, Mexico
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Amazing place

Lots of history here. Beautiful well maintained Church. The painting of Mary in the Altar was painted in the 18th century in Palermo, Italy and found its way to this magnificent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Lots of history here. Beautiful well maintained Church. The painting of Mary in the Altar was painted in the 18th century in Palermo, Italy and found its way to this magnificent Church.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

visited this amazing cathedral. beautiful ceilings. this would be an awesome place for a wedding. its located downtown so its a good place to visit on your way to shopping

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DFW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The entire area around this cathedral has been redone to cater to armies of tourists to the area. Lots of small boutiques, small cafes and many unique shops to mill about. The area is adjacent to La Zona Peatonal with its shops and the municipal plaza is an adventure not to be missed. There are daily flights from DFW to... More 

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Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Mexico's most people are catholic, specially at geographic states at center of Mexican Republic, like Jalisco, Zacatecas, Queretaro and Guanajuato. You can enter to the building all days. You only need respect the ceremonies inside. The building was started at 1764, established cathedral at 1866. The principal figure is "Madre Santísima de la Luz". Besides the beautiful interior you can... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

This is the main church in Leon and Mass was being said during my visit. The interior is spectacular.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We attended Mass here and were quite taken by the spiritual ambiance of the Catedral. We recommend a visit here as the building itself has some stunning architectural features. It is also a wonderful place to stop and pray

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Nice views over Leon and the surrounding volcanoes from the roof of the cathedral. Try to get there early since it gets very hot up there. Entrance to climb the roof is through a separate door from the outside.

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Thank siel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Beautiful, amazing, historic and did I say beautiful! We went in to take a look, got panhandled by a few, no biggie!

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Thank JaaBe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

This cathedral is a MUST see. It is very beautiful inside and outside. Lots of intricate and detailed artistic work. Definitely worth the visit.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

beautiful design and a must see. a constant favorite of my family relatives for all important events through the years.

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