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Merida Cathedral

Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Simple and beautiful

This lovely cathedral has none of the iconography and statuary we expected. It is just a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sandraWantage
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The Cathedral is very beautiful and historic!!!

The Cathedral located in Central Mérida is very pristine and beautiful. The architecture is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stewart F
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“pipe organ” (8 reviews)
“mayan temple” (10 reviews)
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Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely cathedral has none of the iconography and statuary we expected. It is just a beautiful and simple church and a wonderful building too.

Thank sandraWantage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cathedral located in Central Mérida is very pristine and beautiful. The architecture is amazing. The interior has so much interesting detail work. The dome is breathtaking and peaceful. It is free and always easily accessible. The services held here are very authentic. I always...More

Thank Stewart F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral was finished at 1599, at was the first in all America on continental, only the Santo Domingo Cathedral was first. It is a good historic place to visit. Only take care about the schedule visit. It is a mandatory visit of Merida and...More

Thank Antonio H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a beautiful structure. The building is breathtaking. It sits right in the square so it is easy to find.

Thank CruisinNana2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely city. The oldest cathedral in the Americas! The architecture of this monument is lovely. Last night's light show was very memorable.

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The prices and the quality of food are outstanding. The cathedral is beautiful along with the central garden with local vendors. It is a place to buy some coffee and learn about their local rhymes called "BOMBAS"

Thank Rocio E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great history and a beautiful example of architecture. Catedral was a former maya temple. It has the biggest indoor crucifix in Latin America. It's a Franciscan cathedral,so very plain with no decorations.

Thank AnaRocha2014
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Simple architecture made of stone. Not very glamorous like other Catholic temples but a nice place to meditate and pray as well as watch the faithful locals

Thank Konpar1978
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The first Cathedral in the American continent is rather austere but still inspiring. It was built with the stones of Mayan pyramids that once where in the main square of the city.

Thank YucatanGuide
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Beautiful Cathedral! powerful positive vibes inside, magnificent architecture. Very very special place. Peaceful

Thank Pmsxm
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Art R
6 March 2017|
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Response from FaridaGK | Reviewed this property |
No... not in ordinary Mass days but maybe on the the special days (easter and xmas time )
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casitacarolina
24 December 2016|
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Response from 197marian | Reviewed this property |
Yo assumo todas horas, pero no se exactamente. Lo siento.
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Ilsse C
29 March 2016|
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Response from Tina B | Reviewed this property |
My Fiance and I just got back from the Yucatan, we fell in love with the area, so much that we plan on returning next March and possibly purchasing some property there. We also are planning to have a civil marriage here in... More
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