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a beautiful basilica to visit and to see the inside-really impressive and unique example of... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland
Such peace

This lovely basilica with it's amazing Virgin, Soledad is a wonderful place to spend some quiet... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Karen S
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This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

a beautiful basilica to visit and to see the inside-really impressive and unique example of architecture

Thank Piotr M
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This lovely basilica with it's amazing Virgin, Soledad is a wonderful place to spend some quiet moments in the day. The atmosphere is peaceful and beautiful.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This is a much simpler church than the big cathedrals. In the patio in front are little shops that sell a variety of ices and sherbets. Often there is a band of some sort and people dancing.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

Because this church is at the westernmost end of the old city, many tourists don’t go and it’s a great way to experience local life with far less of the tawdriness of the zocalo. In front of the entry to the church, there’s a lovely...More

1  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed February 12, 2018

This is an impressive church, one framed with perhaps the biggest courtyard of any in the old town area. It isn't at all far from either the Zocolo or St. Domingo, just on an East-West axis when most city visitors seem to be oriented North-South....More

Thank NormBC
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

I visited or just passed by a few times during my stay in Oaxaca. Seems like on weekends (and especially on Sunday ) something salsa us happening - a wedding, kids’ band practicing, etc. Don’t forget to grab an ice cream (nieve) in one of...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

This is a Nice Church but it is a little but far from the rest of the tourist places, so if you have time visit, if not you won't miss much.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Beautiful cathedral built to pay homage to the Virgen de la Soledad. Recommend taking guided tour to learn the story of how it came to be built.

Thank NTRod
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I arrived in Oaxaca in the middle of November and immediately set about checking it out. I stuck my head in the Basilica briefly with the full intent of a more detailed look in the future. I love churches, cathedrals, basilicas, etc. It's very pretty...More

Thank BenBroker
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Oaxaca is a treasure trove of sites and opportunities to see artisans' works. It is a city that supports and encourages traditional cooking and craft.

Thank Mona H
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