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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nick D
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Calgary, Canada
Another Beautiful Church

If you’re on foot, you will walk by. Stop and have a look. You’ll see lots of people gather around... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 be where the faithful prayed when there was no mass in the Cathedral. I found the outside of the building more impressive with all the carvings, the beautiful old wooden doors and the glass etchings. The inside is beautiful with many ornate features but is a bit more reserved than some of the others in Oaxaca.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 a wedding was taking place...so it was so fun to watch the activities and people surrounding this happy event.

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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 on by for a quickie look. But don't make a special trip to see it!

It might, given the high percentage of indigenous people in the city, be an interesting place to attend Mass.

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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

Thank Tautog
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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

Thank Piotr M
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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. Truly very special and understated.

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 it, but it was closed the day we were there. There is a big square next to it where I enjoyed people watching.

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 enter it all of that is gone from one second to the other. The ceilings are incredibly high and it’s dimensions just let you be amazed. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank rapha_y_nici
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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 aside and give you my noughts on the cathedral rather than what it stands for.
Located in a central part of Oaxaca with the museum attached to the left, its location is perfect to visit and the ground around it are a nice place for a snack or to meet others.
At night this place is well lit and worth a visit after dark.
Inside you’ll find all the usual churchy things including people on tours.
The altar is covered with gold lead as are some of the side chambers. Explore and enjoy.
Make sure you look up. The roof is amazing.
Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Free entry and no wifi.

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 with all its ornate statues. Definitely worth a stop if you ever in Oaxaca.

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