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Address: Avenida 4, | Plaza Bolivar, Merida 5101, Venezuela
Phone Number: 58 74 544 229
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Though construction of the Cathedral began in the early nineteenth century,...

Though construction of the Cathedral began in the early nineteenth century, it was delayed by two earthquakes, the War of Independence, and internal political conflicts. Work was finally completed in 1958, and the Cathedral stands today as a symbol of Merida and its history.

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Beautiful Church

This church is simply amazing and deserves a visit. It is one of the nicest churches we visited in all of South America. It was designed based on another church in Spain, and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Brett G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This church is simply amazing and deserves a visit. It is one of the nicest churches we visited in all of South America. It was designed based on another church in Spain, and it lacks nothing in its sense of grandeur. Truly beautiful.

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Thank Brett G
Mérida, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It's a so peaceful place, ideal for praying or being in silence with yourself. Rounded by beautiful art and majestic architecture of the temple. You can feel the holiness of the place bein there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you are passing, then why not drop in to take a look inside. But it really would not be worth a special journey to get here. Amongst thousands of other Catholic Cathedrals across the world, this one has nothing to make it stand out, and months later any memory of it will have faded So drop in if you... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The cathedral is located in the center of the city in Plaza Bolivar. The Spanish style cathedral is gorgeous. The paintings, statues, and architecture are worth your time, and there is also a crypt located under the alter containing the tomb of a famous deceased bishop from Merida. Go check it out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The cathedral is not by itself a maste piece of architecture, however, in the context of the city it is part of the pieces that make merida one of the most interesting city in Venezuela.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I would perversely say that this is a bit of Gaudi in Merida - the facade looks just a little like these in Barcelona :)

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2 Thank Ewa_Surfy
Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It is a very large church. If you walk arround you realice haw large it is. The inside has nothing spetial, from my point of vew. From outside is a very nice colonial Cathidral

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Thank EmiliaR50
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Beautiful catolic church with a great atmosphere. In the middle of Merida in Mexico and worth a visit. Beautiful art inside the Catedral :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

It is one of the main sights of Merida, but it cannot compete with the best European cathedrals in beauty and grandeur

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