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Cathedral of Oaxaca

Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Impressive View Sunset

Enjoyed the view at sunset after a rainy day, accompanied by nice climate and colonial... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Saltillo, Mexico
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Family Fun

Great church! My kids loved the atmosphere. Be respectful of those who are inside praying. Be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sany R
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This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the view at sunset after a rainy day, accompanied by nice climate and colonial architecture, with very nice illumination. A must to visit if in town.

Thank ROC_1111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great church! My kids loved the atmosphere. Be respectful of those who are inside praying. Be mindful of your voice, it may be too loud. Great pictures to take with family.

Thank Sany R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long or short visit as you like Connect with adjoining museum and gardens which are also must see Lots to do in this one block. Beautiful baroque church.

Thank wordgirl2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a devout Catholic, so I make a point to visit the Churches where I travel. You don't have to go out of your way to visit this one since it's right in the middle of the town square - so it's worth checking out....More

Thank rsidrys
Reviewed 25 May 2017

You always think Oh! No! Not another Cathedral, but one has to look at all these in Mexico. They all have art work, stained glass, but all are different in their own way.

Thank Min4647
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Oaxaca Cathedral is a really beautiful place to visit. It is lavish in it's fine decor, amazing artwork, ceilings and iconography. It's right in the heart of the city centre and has a lively main square outside it with lots of nice places to eat...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 23 April 2017

While to each his own, this is another example of control of the people through various means including, but not limited to, draining their collective wallet. That being said, it is a lovely peaceful building that provides a sanctuary for the believers, and non-believers as...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This cathedral has some of the best capillas and stained glass I've seen in Mexico. There are about 14 capillas in the cathedral, each with it's own focus and story. Take the time to read the storyboards (on in Spanish though). The stained glass above...More

Thank Swimfins
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

On the outside it is a beautiful building but I was disappointed with the interior. There's a big block indoors that eats a lot of space. Once in oaxaca you have to visit it but you will understand what I say once you're in there....More

Thank Eduardo A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Like hundreds of others in Mexico. It's purpose is to serve the people not tourists, and it seems to do that well.

Thank shamanross
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