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the Cathedral is located around 10 minutes from the main square Zocalo, but it is worth the visit... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Piotr M
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Warsaw, Poland
Don't miss the glass doors

This Cathedral is not as sumptuous as Santo Domingo but it has some of the most beautiful carved... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Ellen C
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This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
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Avenida de La Independencia 700 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

the Cathedral is located around 10 minutes from the main square Zocalo, but it is worth the visit- you won't regret it

Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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

Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed 1 April 2018

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

Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 8 March 2018

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

Thank jefferyp2017
Reviewed 6 March 2018

An absolutely astonishing Cathedral that houses a museum inside its grounds. It's grandeur is both inside and out. You gotta see it.

Thank Carolina B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Cathedral is situated in the heart of Oaxaca and is historically significant. Unfortunately, the cathedral is often closed to public and when open is quite dark. Needs light an permission to conduct photographs.

Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Sunday is a great day to tour churches in Oaxaca as many of the stores are closed and like the locals, many walk through and sit in their favorite churches. The cathedral is to the side of the Zocalo and perhaps a nicer place to...More

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