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Merida Cathedral

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Address: Calle 61 | on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number:
9286131
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A True Pece of History

This Cathedral is a true piece of history, right in the heart of el Centro. We passed through on a Sunday during worship hours and were just amazed at the majesty of this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Cathedral is a true piece of history, right in the heart of el Centro. We passed through on a Sunday during worship hours and were just amazed at the majesty of this Cathedral; one of the oldest in North America.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The massive stones of the Mayan temples that stood nearby were repositioned to make this huge renaissance cathedral, one of the oldest in the Americas. Most of its gilded wooden altars and decoration were burned a hundred years ago during the Mexican Revolution, which makes the building look stark, bright, and imposing. Hang out inside when it's open and watch... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really historical cathedral. Worth the visit. This was the first cathedral in the Americas that was finished.

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Merida, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't go inside. But the exterior would make for a good movie setting. Old and authentic. This is the real deal.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have been to San Miguel de Allende or Mexico City, you will be sorely disappointed here. It is difficult for me to be too thrilled about a church of any denomination that has been built after ruining the cultural artifacts of another culture. This was built on the grounds of a Mayan temple, one more vestige of an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful cathedral located in the downtown square of Merida, lots to see and do. Make sure to bring your camera, and pesos come in handy as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one is just OK compared to some of the specatular churches in Mexico & Latin America. Another example of the Spainards using destroyed Mayan temples to build their monument to JC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral is beautiful inside and out. The architecture is amazing. The cathedral is located on the city square. As such, the outside walls are used for backgrounds for performances. Very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is something everyone visits while in Mérida, the Main Square. Many authentic buildings and worth a visit. What you should probably do while there is visit main Mercado (market), it is crowded, it smells, it's sweaty but it's something you should experience before hopefully going back to your rented beautifully renovated Colonial home and plunging into the pool. Try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A must see. One of the larger cathedrals I've seen in Mexico. Very traditional in its feel. Of course right in the heart of the plaza.

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