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“Go on a Sunday-like the locals”

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Ranked #26 of 138 things to do in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

Sunday is a great day to tour churches in Oaxaca as many of the stores are closed and like the locals, many walk through and sit in their favorite churches. The cathedral is to the side of the Zocalo and perhaps a nicer place to sit and take in the ambience.

Enter through the front as one of the highlights are a suite of interior etched glass doors showing images of various saints. They practically glow in the sunlight. Also, it’s often interesting to be here at noon when many of the bells ring.

A lovely setting and a nicer place to sit than the nearby zocalo.

Thank Zzardvark
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Colonial builders on Oaxaca learned very early that earthquakes were their main protagonist. They met the challenge by extreme over-building using massive, short walls and few windows. The Cathedral exemplifies the resulting style: a huge mass of stone with few outside elaborations. The builders of St Domingo up the road compensated by richly elaborating every inside surface but evidently the Dominicans had all the cash: the Cathedral lacks that fancy interior.

Still, it definitely is worth a visit to this active central church.

Thank NormBC
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Centrally located and pretty spectacular, worth noting or even going in to see. Didn't seem as busy as the much busier Santi Domingo, so might be a little more tranquil to experience

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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

After the first, touristy, visit to this beautiful cathedral, I got into a habit of coming here every day at sunset and just sitting in the little square facing the building. So beautiful and peaceful and always something happening, big or small. A wedding, a celebration or just a guy quietly playing boleros on his guitar

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

The Cathedral is a beautiful building and it is of course a landmark, it is located right next to the Zocalo

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