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Catedral Basilica de Leon

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Address: Alvaro Obregon Esquina con Hidalgo, Zona Centro, Leon, Mexico

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Main Church

This church is the cathedral of Leon its construction of a sense of protection and peace, hay that visitation to feel it through the atrium and explanation in front of the sight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Leon, Mexico
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Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is the cathedral of Leon its construction of a sense of protection and peace, hay that visitation to feel it through the atrium and explanation in front of the sight of a beautiful view, to enjoy it with family in the center of the city .

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Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Much more interesting inside than outside, and much more decorated than the Templo Expiatorio, I found this church to be more interesting than the Expiatory. Here as well are many Mexicans coming to pray.

Thank EladB
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

There are many beautiful churches in Mexico, this one is just average, nice but not stunning. Walk around the old town instead.

Thank Hans V
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is worth a visit while in Leon. It's well preserved and a crowning jewel in Leon. It is still in use, so we stayed in the entrance area to respect the worshippers. A great place to reflect on how lucky we were to be in Leon. Lively people watching nearby also.

Thank mariannemmoore
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Lots of history here. Beautiful well maintained Church. The painting of Mary in the Altar was painted in the 18th century in Palermo, Italy and found its way to this magnificent Church.

Thank Drboomer
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

visited this amazing cathedral. beautiful ceilings. this would be an awesome place for a wedding. its located downtown so its a good place to visit on your way to shopping

Thank liliaaguilar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The entire area around this cathedral has been redone to cater to armies of tourists to the area. Lots of small boutiques, small cafes and many unique shops to mill about. The area is adjacent to La Zona Peatonal with its shops and the municipal plaza is an adventure not to be missed. There are daily flights from DFW to... More 

Thank horaceb136
Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Mexico's most people are catholic, specially at geographic states at center of Mexican Republic, like Jalisco, Zacatecas, Queretaro and Guanajuato. You can enter to the building all days. You only need respect the ceremonies inside. The building was started at 1764, established cathedral at 1866. The principal figure is "Madre Santísima de la Luz". Besides the beautiful interior you can... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

This is the main church in Leon and Mass was being said during my visit. The interior is spectacular.

Thank Kathy E
Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We attended Mass here and were quite taken by the spiritual ambiance of the Catedral. We recommend a visit here as the building itself has some stunning architectural features. It is also a wonderful place to stop and pray

Thank Sanibelian2

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