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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

Avenida de La Independencia 700 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 4401
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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
Must see!

This is one of the most important churches in Oaxaca. Besides it’s physical beauty (rivaled by... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Sonia M
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This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“santo domingo” (22 reviews)
“stained glass” (7 reviews)
“side chapels” (6 reviews)
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Avenida de La Independencia 700 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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"side chapels"
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"worth a visit"
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"spanish colonial"
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"dark church"
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"big church"
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"nice church"
in 4 reviews
"old church"
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"main square"
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"walking street"
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"few blocks"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"gold leaf"
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"walking tour"
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"oaxaca city"
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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

Thank Zzardvark
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Colonial builders on Oaxaca learned very early that earthquakes were their main protagonist. They met the challenge by extreme over-building using massive, short walls and few windows. The Cathedral exemplifies the resulting style: a huge mass of stone with few outside elaborations. The builders of...More

Thank NormBC
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Centrally located and pretty spectacular, worth noting or even going in to see. Didn't seem as busy as the much busier Santi Domingo, so might be a little more tranquil to experience

Thank Robyn H
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