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Address: Zocalo de la Ciudad | Costera Miguel Alemán, s/n, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
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Located in an old section of the city, this church displays...

Located in an old section of the city, this church displays byzantine-influenced architecture.

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Historical Church and very picturesque!

This is a very historical church and it is very active on the weekends. It is located in the heart of the Zocalo square and it is very picturesque!

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a very historical church and it is very active on the weekends. It is located in the heart of the Zocalo square and it is very picturesque!

Thank apstang
Traverse City MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Large space with many artifacts. Splendid valuable metals and art work. We were there after dark would be more pleasing during the day

Thank Wayne P
Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016

As part of a city tour we stopped in the town square (Zocalo) of the older part of Acapulco. The Cathedral (La Catedral) was built the in the early 1900's and has a little different architecture for a church in Mexico. Well worth the time to stop and stroll around.

Thank valrdh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Although, I do not speak or understand the beautiful Spanish language, myself and 2 friends decided we wanted to attend a church on Sunday. So we went to this one, our driver translated afterwards the gist of the message. I loved that this is a local community church it is obvious people come here to pray to the virgin mary,... More 

Thank Britanie t
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited hundreds of Catholic cathedrals in every continent, but none so...., so..., strange. It's not even a big church..., more like a mid size chapel. Disappointedly dirty outside and the surrounding area. Worth a quick stop though...

Thank Mario V
Little Rhody, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a charming site with a some beautiful views. That said, it's a bit of an uphill walk, and but a small, quick visit.

Thank Andrew C
Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

About a km from cruise dock. Nice small church with a park around it. Seemed safe enough although this city has many many police around with lots of guns

Thank treetrippers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

The cathedral itself is nice to see however the area that it is in is rather run down and not what expected. If you walk from costera the walk is quite long however take plenty of water and stroll as you will see how the pace changes from acapulco main bay into the old town.

Thank Daryl M
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The best part of visiting the Acapulco Cathedral is the walk through the Zocalo(town square). Stop and enjoy the street vendors. It is all safe.

1 Thank solarrichard
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Lovely seeing the church - still in use - there were baptisms going on the day we passed by. The market in front of the church is worth a look around - felt quite touristy but interesting with some great food and drinks available.

1 Thank AnneRaleigh

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