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Right next to the hotel and being "catholic" I understood" the attraction. Right next to the hotel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fort worth

the Cathedral sits in the area next to the Zocalo. It has a large market area around it (where... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Nick D
Calgary, Canada
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This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
Avenida de La Independencia 700 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 4401
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All reviews side chapels etched glass worth a visit big church nice church few blocks beautiful architecture the main square oaxaca city facade saints mass gold catholic sanctuary mexico statues
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right next to the hotel and being "catholic" I understood" the attraction. Right next to the hotel i stayed at- the Marques Del Valle. Some things never change- mass wise.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FortWorthJeffie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I suppose everything pales after Santo Domingo. The facade is very impressive, the interior I found rather plain.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

It was impressive building and interesting but sombre and dark inside. It is a massive stone building and worth a look but it was dark and lacked much atmosphere or interest.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nick D
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank califcasl
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sonia M
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