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Basilica de la Soledad

Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Massive Basilica that is easy to get to by foot. Like all churches of this size, is it is a bit... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Penny D
Charleston, South Carolina
There is a cluster of interesting churches in this area

Lovely baroque façade, interesting church set n a wide open space where on special holidays dance... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Massive Basilica that is easy to get to by foot. Like all churches of this size, is it is a bit overwhelming. the side chapels are exquisite. It is quite clear why this is the the most "talked about" church in the region. It has...More

Thank Penny D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely baroque façade, interesting church set n a wide open space where on special holidays dance groups perform. There is also a café nearby.

Thank marlisc2015
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church with a big plaza on the side. Try the ice cream shops with the traditional "nieves". Niagara is the best one.

Thank MTorre
Reviewed 31 January 2017

While you are there, please take the time to sample the many different ice creams, you will Love it. Leche Quemada is the best!

Thank mccordiliana
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Wonderful church very near from the centre of Oaxaca. Elegant Spanish baroque building with fascinating details and interiors. It is a must to visit it. From the cathedral you can see a part of the city with mountains in the background and the new areal...More

Thank kucerovajana
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Beautiful church with lots of gold. We were stunned by the gold until we saw the Zocalo and Santa Domingo Churches. There is an square next to it that sells all kinds of ice cream treats from various vendors and also religious objects.

Thank 4adventure
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We always walk to this church and it always seems to have mass going on. the church is worth the extra steps it takes t get there and you can enjoy homemade ice cream when you leave. It also has a small gift shop to...More

Thank ebenezer15
Reviewed 28 December 2016

What makes a visit to this church unique is the vibrant park adjacent to it, which provides a glimpse of locals enjoying a typical snack, local musicians, etc.

Thank viajera1741
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The church is another of Oaxaca's beautiful colonial structures, but what makes this one special is the large plaza in front of it, facing another church. In the evening the locals gather here for a stroll, a bite at the food stalls below (have a...More

Thank Basiluzzo
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a beautiful building, though not any more so than many others like it. For me, the real attraction is the tiny "museum" of gifts people have given to the Basilica. They range from fine art to deeply felt naive works. There are two...More

Thank karlscheer
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