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Basilica de la Soledad

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Address: Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

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Beautiful church with lots of gold. We were stunned by the gold until we saw the Zocalo and Santa Domingo Churches. There is an square next to it that sells all kinds of ice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church with lots of gold. We were stunned by the gold until we saw the Zocalo and Santa Domingo Churches. There is an square next to it that sells all kinds of ice cream treats from various vendors and also religious objects.

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Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always walk to this church and it always seems to have mass going on. the church is worth the extra steps it takes t get there and you can enjoy homemade ice cream when you leave. It also has a small gift shop to the right as you exit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What makes a visit to this church unique is the vibrant park adjacent to it, which provides a glimpse of locals enjoying a typical snack, local musicians, etc.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is another of Oaxaca's beautiful colonial structures, but what makes this one special is the large plaza in front of it, facing another church. In the evening the locals gather here for a stroll, a bite at the food stalls below (have a paleta - a Mexican popsicle!), in the cool breeze, with a beautiful view across the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building, though not any more so than many others like it. For me, the real attraction is the tiny "museum" of gifts people have given to the Basilica. They range from fine art to deeply felt naive works. There are two walls covered floor to ceiling in retablos that can keep me fascinated for hours. I... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you walk away from the Zocalo on Calle Independencia you will arrive la Basilica de la Soledad. This church was built between 1682 and 1690 and is a sanctuary given to the Virgen de la Soledad which is the Patroness of the City of Oaxaca. The construction is baroque style and a special characteristic is its low hight, because... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a beautiful building, and the square in front of it is huge. Take the time to walk around this area, it is less tourists and more locals especially if you walk away from the Zocolo on Indepencia.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This church is very nice, the colonial architecture, patio layout, and the wood carved gold plated interior retablo is superb! Best of all are the ice cream shops outside the church in the little plaza! This is the place were locals get their ice cream! Try the rose petal, leche quemada or lemon. They are big, try several small sizes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The procession of the City's parton Saint, activities, carnival, flowers, fireworks celebrations is a mid-December occasion not to be missed. Spectacular and perhaps an easy 10 minute walk from the Zocolo.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I recommend a cathedral tour in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. You can see several very different cathedrals inside and outside in about one hour, unless, of course, you are like me, and have to view each one in detail.

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