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“Just a wonderful example of Colonial Architecture”

Catedral Basilica de Puebla
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Ranked #3 of 111 things to do in Puebla
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Owner description: This huge baroque-style cathedral dominates the town's main square and is one of Puebla's most recognizable landmarks.
Mexico City, Mexico
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“Just a wonderful example of Colonial Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

The second largest cathedral after the one in Mexico City, the Cathedral in Puebla is a wonderful place to visit.

Like in most colonial towns in Mexico, Puebla’s cathedral is right next to the main square and walking distance to great restaurants and museums. The Cathedral is a nice example of Roman architecture with strong massive structural elements and small windows which make for a very dramatic interior. It has two towers (which – at 70 meters - used to be the tallest in the continent) which frame a beautiful façade in renaissance style and inside you will find 14 chapels along with a beautiful altar and pipe organ that is richly decorated.

The Cathedral is open to the public free of charge, only flash photography is forbidden.

Visited December 2012
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Ensenada, Mexico
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“Joya arquitectónica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

The catedral in downtown Puebla is one of the most important attractions in a town that is full of attractions and churhces. The basílica is enormous, with very high towers, a grand organ, and several bays. The importance of the catholic faith in Mexico cannot be underestimated, as this and many other churches in Puelba, nearby Cholula, and elsewhere testify.
This church, I think, is one of the finest buildings of colonial Mexico.

Visited December 2012
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Puebla, Mexico
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“Treasure of colonial art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Puebla's cathedral, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, is a treasure of colonial art. Designed by Francisco Becerra, the first stage of construction took place between 1575 and 1618. The initial plans included four corner towers like the cathedral of Valladolid, Spain. The bases of the towers were built and stand as testimony to the lofty plans. The second phase of construction was under the direction of Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza who consecrated the cathedral on April 18, 1649. The main facade, in the sober mannerist style, is made of dark grey quarrystone and was completed in 1664.

Visited November 2012
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“Like european major Cathedrals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

A very impressive masterpiece, it remembers the European Cathedral, if possible try to be at a mass to listen the monumental organ. Stroll slowly looking around all the rich details, although is not so high, all the same it inspire respect.

Visited November 2012
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“One of the world's Great churches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a magnificent church. So often cathedrals are dark and disjointed. Magnificent pieces may be hiding around a corner, but as a whole it does not work. This church has fantastic art and delightful harmony. I love it!

Visited December 2012
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