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One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am not a catholic but you can’t help but be mesmerized by the ceilings and altars. There is so much gold it’s almost blinding and the carvings are overwhelming. Every inch is decorated and I’m sure if you spent the day you couldn’t take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This church is very interesting to visit. There is a lot of gold in the main altar and in the side chapel. In the entrance of the church is a stylistic family tree of the Guzman family.. amazing. Don’t forget to look above this ceiling....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jocelynd62
Reviewed 5 days ago

One, at times, can tire of visiting "just another church." That is not the case here. Everything about this church is special. We went for Sunday Mass and, even though the service was in Spanish (which we barely understand), it was a very nice experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Doug B
Reviewed 1 week ago

So stunning and intricate. A great place to start your trip to Oaxaca as it is in the center of the historic town. The church used to be used as stables during the Mexican revolution but you would never guess it. Free to enter, free...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julianne O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this site. It appealed on many levels. The architecture was really impressive as were the displays. The hidden treat was the outlook over the gardens.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been fortunate enough to travel widely, one gets their fair share of church visits. This beautiful old cathedral is an amazing and worthwhile visit. Very large and ornate...moving experience. Don’t miss the adjacent cultural museum - it is also special. And, via the museum,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jhmvis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right next door to the museum and with painters and crafts people in the adjacent min-place this is a great place to spend a morning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing what our ancestors did, it's the most beautiful temple in America. It is simply beautiful!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sierran44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do in Oaxaca IMHO. The museum attached to the church is magnificent. With original pieces from the nearby ruins. It has been remodeled beautifully. Also the botanical garden is gorgeous.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TockShaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you will run into this church. Take a look inside but what is more interesting is what happens out in the plaza. You'll often see bridal parties with brides in amazing wedding dresses. We saw a wedding photographer taking aerial photos with a drone. Oh...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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July 9, 2018|
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Response from Namaste M | Reviewed this property |
No lo recuerdo ver algo. Como es un monumento antiguo, dudo mucho que haya. Estoy tratando de recordar de fuera, ni hay rampa, creo!
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The best guide ever is Omar Lescas Diaz. His English is wonderful and he knows "all" the history of the area. It may not be worth his while to do one building like this. He is excellent for Monte Alban and the natural tour... More
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