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the Cathedral sits in the area next to the Zocalo. It has a large market area around it (where they were play Coco on a large screen). The church itself is huge with many small side chapels and a beautiful larger one that seemed to...More
If you’re on foot, you will walk by. Stop and have a look. You’ll see lots of people gather around this area. Outside if your lucky you’ll see oversized paper mache wedding costumed people dancing with musicians celebrating....yes, a recent marriage. We were there when...More
There is nothing particularly special about this Cathedral. Because of the seismic activity in Oaxaca,the walls are very thick and the towers are not tall. There was nonetheless damage done in last September's twin quakes. As another poster noted, if you're in the vicinity, stop...More
If you are next to it, go inside, but don’t make a special trip. There are prettier churches in town, especially Santo Domingo.
The plaza in front of the Cathedral is a gathering place, and you can see traditional music and processions
This Cathedral is not as sumptuous as Santo Domingo but it has some of the most beautiful carved glass doors. The glass panels depict religious figures simply using bas relief carving/etching of the glass. The sense of depth of the figure changes as you move....More
This is one of the most important churches in Oaxaca. Besides it’s physical beauty (rivaled by Santo Domingo), what I liked best about this church is that it was in active use. I saw many people praying inside the church. There’s a little museum behind...More
Before we went in we passed this massive but also beautiful Cathedral several times. The facade is beautiful with a lot of great details. The atmosphere in front of the church and around the Zocalo is hectic and sometimes a bit loud but once you...More
This is an amazing cathedral and one that I have a love / hate relationship with. On the one hand the gold leaf, the structure and the location is second to none. But then the poverty outside I find an oxymoron.
So let’s put that...More
Beautiful old cathedral in the heart of Oaxaca. We visited this cathedral on a Sunday. It is located in the Zocalo, city square, of Oaxaca. What a lively place it was for the locals and tourists alike. The inside of the cathedral was really beautiful...More