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Basilica de la Soledad

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Address: Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

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Nice old church

If you walk away from the Zocalo on Calle Independencia you will arrive la Basilica de la Soledad. This church was built between 1682 and 1690 and is a sanctuary given to... read more

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Wurzburg, Germany

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Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you walk away from the Zocalo on Calle Independencia you will arrive la Basilica de la Soledad. This church was built between 1682 and 1690 and is a sanctuary given to the Virgen de la Soledad which is the Patroness of the City of Oaxaca. The construction is baroque style and a special characteristic is its low hight, because... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building, and the square in front of it is huge. Take the time to walk around this area, it is less tourists and more locals especially if you walk away from the Zocolo on Indepencia.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This church is very nice, the colonial architecture, patio layout, and the wood carved gold plated interior retablo is superb! Best of all are the ice cream shops outside the church in the little plaza! This is the place were locals get their ice cream! Try the rose petal, leche quemada or lemon. They are big, try several small sizes... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The procession of the City's parton Saint, activities, carnival, flowers, fireworks celebrations is a mid-December occasion not to be missed. Spectacular and perhaps an easy 10 minute walk from the Zocolo.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I recommend a cathedral tour in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. You can see several very different cathedrals inside and outside in about one hour, unless, of course, you are like me, and have to view each one in detail.

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Bolinas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The icons and images in this cathedral are different from ones you will see elsewhere. The exterior square is delightful to visit -- have some icecream while you are there.

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Granby, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Also, another must-see in Oaxaca anytime of the year, but on a Friday during Lent you get the sense of how important this place is to the local community

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

There are many beautiful churches in Oaxaca, but this one may be tops. It has a beautiful facade and a huge open plaza (atrio) around it. Nearby are a wealth of places to get a nieve (cold treat) or snack.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Doesn't have all the visitors as Santa Domingo Church but definitely worth a visit. About 3 blocks from the Zocalo. Can't really see it until you get to the steps.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is one of my favorite churches. Not far from the zocalo. I love the angels coming out from the interior sidewalls holding the chandeliers. Plus afterwards there are so many nieve stands (ice cream) adjacent you can enjoy both the church and the nieve!

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