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Cathedral of Oaxaca

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Address: Alameda de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.

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Great capillas and stained glass

This cathedral has some of the best capillas and stained glass I've seen in Mexico. There are about 14 capillas in the cathedral, each with it's own focus and story. Take the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Shell Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While to each his own, this is another example of control of the people through various means including, but not limited to, draining their collective wallet. That being said, it is a lovely peaceful building that provides a sanctuary for the believers, and non-believers as well, simply by having the comfort of low light and soft echos. Not as grand... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral has some of the best capillas and stained glass I've seen in Mexico. There are about 14 capillas in the cathedral, each with it's own focus and story. Take the time to read the storyboards (on in Spanish though). The stained glass above the alter and the panels around the inside of the roofline are very good.

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Thank Swimfins
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the outside it is a beautiful building but I was disappointed with the interior. There's a big block indoors that eats a lot of space. Once in oaxaca you have to visit it but you will understand what I say once you're in there. The day I visited they had an exhibition of banners that made it even worst.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like hundreds of others in Mexico. It's purpose is to serve the people not tourists, and it seems to do that well.

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BRASILIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandering around this gloomy space I felt all the oppression of the Spanish Inquisition. Masses of dark, threatening baroque, baroque, baroque. I commented to my companion: "Abandon Hope all Ye who enter Here! " By contrast Santo Domingo, up the road, is a delight.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

By all means, stop in to see this lovely building. It has historic significance and it is a church that is still very much a part of its city. Beautiful freschi. Despite many people in the building when we were there, it was peaceful and holy.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Mexico is filled with beautiful churches and the cathedral should be one of the first on your list. Located on the Zocalo, quiet, serine, gorgeous altars, saint commemorations and tastefully appointed1

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

By the lical people, a vadt cgurch with many side chapels dedicated to popular saints. No particular art works

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Foster City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Every church offers you a surprise when you walk in and this is no exception- a must see. It's a peaceful place to sit and meditate.

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Oaxaca
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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Some reviewers appear to have confused the Cathedral, fronting the Alameda Park and on the North side of the Zocalo, with Santo Domingo, several blocks north on the walking street, Andador Macedonio Alcala. It's a nice, cool, and quiet place to sit for a while after walking through the hustle bustle of the Zocalo. They are very different styles. The... More 

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