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Merida Cathedral

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Address: Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number: 9286131
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Stunning cathedral we visited during the mass. Learned a lot of the history and amazed at the beauty of this cathedral.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning cathedral we visited during the mass. Learned a lot of the history and amazed at the beauty of this cathedral.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cathedral is an icon of Merida- easy to locate and central to the city. The size dwarfs anything else and is amazing considering it's age- there were no modern construction techniques and they built those pillars by hand! Definitely worth your time for checking out- be aware, there will be panhandlers near the cathedral, so you can plan accordingly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This church on the outside does not look to be anything special. But when you go in you become amazed by the largest crucifix in latin america and by its incredible pillars that make this church a very nice place to visit

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Murmansk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Merida boasts its Cathedral of San Ildefonso. He claims to be the oldest Cathedral of North and South America. However, the Cathedral of Santa Maria La Menor in Santo Domingo is completed early in 1540, and the construction in Merida ended in 1598. But in Mexico, Ildefonso on the age of competitors there. The Cathedral was built by 300 workers... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent example of Spanish-Mesoamerican architectura due to the fact that it was build very early by the Spanish conquistadores. Take your time to explore the inside with very good examples of religious paint and sculpture. Don't expect the magnificency of the european churches but the new world art and construction skills.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by during service and have a wonderful experience at the church which by the way was visited by Juan Pablo II during his trip to Mexico.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just as Paseo Montejo, Cathedral of Merida is a must see. In the central city square, surrounded by many parks, churches and museums... Casa Montejo just next door with lots of history. A must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

worth the experience , said to be the oldest cathedral in the Americas. and is free. right on the main square

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest church in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is worth a visit along with the other two churhes on this street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful Cathedral! Absolutely! You must visit. The splendor of the architecture is wonderful! You can see the top from almost all over in the center if you need a guide to your location. At night it is lit so wonderfully.

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