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Cathedral of Oaxaca

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Address: Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fairview, North Carolina

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Fairview, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Majestic cathedral is much less ornate that Sto Domingo, has interesting proportions and wooden carved gates closing off the side chapels. Cathedral is undergoing renovation and will surge in its full beauty soon.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Cathedral of Oaxaca is nice, but not extraordinary. Check out its interior, but realize that all the life of the cathedral is outside its doors and in its plaza. Each day another activity takes place outside the cathedral whether it is different vendors, bands, dancers, or firework displays at night. All are interesting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is a relatively nice cathedral but it's much more attractive on the outside than on the inside. It's very dark and a little dank inside. If you go up the road to see the spectacular inside of Santo Domingo you'll get a lot of perspective on how overwhelming the cathedral interior is.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I was so amaze of this beautiful Cathedral Church. You need to go inside to appreciate the wonders details of the ceilings and the altar cover and gold.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Difficult to describe, just a breathtaking cathedral and proof of the wealth and power of the catholic church before the revolution

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is not the most elegant, ornate cathedral, but it's structure is very interesting inside and outside.

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Fall City, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We visited the square and church on two occasions while visiting Oaxaca. The building is a great example of old Spanish architecture and there is an adjacent museum and garden to visit.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Celebrating 800 years, the Cathedral is simply stunning. Even if you aren't religious, one can appreciate the skill of the artisans when creating the murals and frescoes on the walls and ceilings. Photographs are allowed, just no flash. The outer courtyard is a stunning place to sit and people watch and just steps away from Casa Crespo (restaurant/cooking classes) which... More 

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