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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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Very beautiful inside

Much more interesting inside than outside, and much more decorated than the Templo Expiatorio, I found this church to be more interesting than the Expiatory. Here as well are many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 7, 2016
Ile-de-France, France
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Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Much more interesting inside than outside, and much more decorated than the Templo Expiatorio, I found this church to be more interesting than the Expiatory. Here as well are many Mexicans coming to pray.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

There are many beautiful churches in Mexico, this one is just average, nice but not stunning. Walk around the old town instead.

Thank Hans V
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This is worth a visit while in Leon. It's well preserved and a crowning jewel in Leon. It is still in use, so we stayed in the entrance area to respect the worshippers. A great place to reflect on how lucky we were to be in Leon. Lively people watching nearby also.

Thank mariannemmoore
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Drboomer
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank liliaaguilar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank horaceb136
Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

Thank Sanibelian2
Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank siel

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