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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

Avenida de La Independencia 700 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 4401
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Beautiful facade, huge dimensions

Before we went in we passed this massive but also beautiful Cathedral several times. The facade is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rapha_y_nici
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Indulgence vs poverty

This is an amazing cathedral and one that I have a love / hate relationship with. On the one hand... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
UrbanDrifter
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Melbourne
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This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stained glass” (7 reviews)
“side chapels” (6 reviews)
“worth a visit” (14 reviews)
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Avenida de La Independencia 700 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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+52 951 516 4401

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Before we went in we passed this massive but also beautiful Cathedral several times. The facade is beautiful with a lot of great details. The atmosphere in front of the church and around the Zocalo is hectic and sometimes a bit loud but once you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing cathedral and one that I have a love / hate relationship with. On the one hand the gold leaf, the structure and the location is second to none. But then the poverty outside I find an oxymoron. So let’s put that...More

Thank UrbanDrifter
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Beautiful old cathedral in the heart of Oaxaca. We visited this cathedral on a Sunday. It is located in the Zocalo, city square, of Oaxaca. What a lively place it was for the locals and tourists alike. The inside of the cathedral was really beautiful...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

An absolutely astonishing Cathedral that houses a museum inside its grounds. It's grandeur is both inside and out. You gotta see it.

Thank Carolina B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Cathedral is situated in the heart of Oaxaca and is historically significant. Unfortunately, the cathedral is often closed to public and when open is quite dark. Needs light an permission to conduct photographs.

Thank Jeffrey P
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Sunday is a great day to tour churches in Oaxaca as many of the stores are closed and like the locals, many walk through and sit in their favorite churches. The cathedral is to the side of the Zocalo and perhaps a nicer place to...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Colonial builders on Oaxaca learned very early that earthquakes were their main protagonist. They met the challenge by extreme over-building using massive, short walls and few windows. The Cathedral exemplifies the resulting style: a huge mass of stone with few outside elaborations. The builders of...More

Thank NormBC
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Centrally located and pretty spectacular, worth noting or even going in to see. Didn't seem as busy as the much busier Santi Domingo, so might be a little more tranquil to experience

Thank Robyn H
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

After the first, touristy, visit to this beautiful cathedral, I got into a habit of coming here every day at sunset and just sitting in the little square facing the building. So beautiful and peaceful and always something happening, big or small. A wedding, a...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The Cathedral is a beautiful building and it is of course a landmark, it is located right next to the Zocalo

Thank travellistics
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