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“Beautiful facade, huge dimensions”

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Ranked #26 of 135 things to do in Oaxaca
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Owner description: This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
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.

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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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Reviewed 6 March 2018

An absolutely astonishing Cathedral that houses a museum inside its grounds. It's grandeur is both inside and out. You gotta see it.

Thank Carolina B
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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.

Thank Jeffrey P
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