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“Historic treasure”

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Ranked #20 of 99 things to do in Oaxaca
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Owner description: This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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"etched glass"
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"worth a visit"
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"big church"
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"nice church"
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"few blocks"
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"beautiful architecture"
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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 sit and take in the ambience.

Enter through the front as one of the highlights are a suite of interior etched glass doors showing images of various saints. They practically glow in the sunlight. Also, it’s often interesting to be here at noon when many of the bells ring.

A lovely setting and a nicer place to sit than the nearby zocalo.

Date of experience: February 2018
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 St Domingo up the road compensated by richly elaborating every inside surface but evidently the Dominicans had all the cash: the Cathedral lacks that fancy interior.

Still, it definitely is worth a visit to this active central church.

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank robynh280
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

After the first, touristy, visit to this beautiful cathedral, I got into a habit of coming here every day at sunset and just sitting in the little square facing the building. So beautiful and peaceful and always something happening, big or small. A wedding, a celebration or just a guy quietly playing boleros on his guitar

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank dbsubscribe777
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