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Take a walk and visit it

it is like 4 or 5 blocks away from downtown, but it is worth to visit it, and beside the church in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mexico City, Mexico
Solitude and peaceful

Intricate carving of the exterior brings solitude and peacefulness. Easy to contemplate life while... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.
Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is like 4 or 5 blocks away from downtown, but it is worth to visit it, and beside the church in a patio, there are some regional ice cream shops where you can seat below a very big tree, very nice

Thank pfl0res
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intricate carving of the exterior brings solitude and peacefulness. Easy to contemplate life while resting inside the Basilica. Outstanding.

Thank Lipstickkids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful church. Next to a very wide square where you can seat and enjoy peace. Inside the church also amazing architecture and details.

Thank EriBrunette
Reviewed 8 July 2018

a beautiful basilica to visit and to see the inside-really impressive and unique example of architecture

Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This lovely basilica with it's amazing Virgin, Soledad is a wonderful place to spend some quiet moments in the day. The atmosphere is peaceful and beautiful.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is a much simpler church than the big cathedrals. In the patio in front are little shops that sell a variety of ices and sherbets. Often there is a band of some sort and people dancing.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Because this church is at the westernmost end of the old city, many tourists don’t go and it’s a great way to experience local life with far less of the tawdriness of the zocalo. In front of the entry to the church, there’s a lovely...More

1  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This is an impressive church, one framed with perhaps the biggest courtyard of any in the old town area. It isn't at all far from either the Zocolo or St. Domingo, just on an East-West axis when most city visitors seem to be oriented North-South....More

Thank NormBC
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

I visited or just passed by a few times during my stay in Oaxaca. Seems like on weekends (and especially on Sunday ) something salsa us happening - a wedding, kids’ band practicing, etc. Don’t forget to grab an ice cream (nieve) in one of...More

Thank dbsubscribe777
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is a Nice Church but it is a little but far from the rest of the tourist places, so if you have time visit, if not you won't miss much.

1  Thank travellistics
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