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Cathedral of Oaxaca

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Address: Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico

This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.

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Not as beutiful as the Santa Domingo church

Church is huge but does not have the beauty of a few other churches in this city. Depending on the time of yer you visit will depend on how it is decorated with flowers

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Freeport, Illinois

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Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Church is huge but does not have the beauty of a few other churches in this city. Depending on the time of yer you visit will depend on how it is decorated with flowers

Thank ebenezer15
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, but not a must... If you have time sure, but if not, there are other things to see tht are much better :)

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inside are amazing panels illustrating the lives of the saints. The panels line walls and ceiling. This is a place of worship as well as a historical site.

Thank Carolyn W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be the principal church in town, but Santo Domingo has it beat for all over beauty and awesomeness.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a change, the Cathedral is not the most impressive building in Oaxaca. It's the centre of the main square, similar to other Mexican cities. A quick 10 minutes should suffice. Instead, spend the time at the Church of Santa Domingo.

Thank Kerry R
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It makes sense to have a guide showing you all interesting details of the place. The museum is next by and you can learn more about the history of Oaxaca.

Thank 80803laosa
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The age alone of this place is amazing. I am not catholic but i really enjoyed the architecture of the place. Really beautiful inside and out

Thank RockysJewel
Wurzburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

In the year 1544 they began to built this cathedral. It is a old and dark building one of the poor type of Spanish cathedrals. There is not to much impressive decoration like Sto. Domingo. I don't like this kind of churches.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

compared to other churces in Oaxaca this one is disappointing. It's a bit of a mess as of this writing with some reconstruction. Overall, not a big loass if you miss it.

Thank IntlTravlrRevwr
Fairview, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A beautiful church with ornate gold dome and artful ceiling. A meditative spot to rest while taking in the other sites of Oaxaca.

Thank Brad C

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