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Merida Cathedral, Merida

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Completed in 1598, Merida Cathedral is one of the oldest in the Americas. Built on the site of a former Mayan temple, using some of the old stones from the ruins, the solemn building features an austere interior, most of its decorations destroyed in the Mexican Revolution. Inside, you can view a tall birchwood crucifix and a painting of Tutul Xiu, an indigenous chief who converted to Christianity and whose descendants still inhabit the area. Use our Merida trip itinerary maker to visit Merida Cathedral on your trip to Merida, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Muy antigua y con una arquitectura colonial, bastante grande y sencilla en su fachada. Tiene imagenes muy antiguas y su altar mayor es muy bonito, bastante grande y con un ambiente muy de las iglesias...  more »
  • The cathedral is beautiful inside and out. The architecture is amazing. The cathedral is located on the city square. As such, the outside walls are used for backgrounds for performances. Very interest...  more »
  • Lugar cálido, por su gente su construcción su clima y sus sabores en alimentos, en la plaza principal se pueden tomar fotografías de mil formas y los lugares para degustar un helado es de lo mejor, si...  more »
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  • Beautiful church one of the oldest in North America
  • This cathedral is stunningly beautiful and has amazing acoustic qualities. A fantastic place for choral music.
  • I took a cruise to here from the port of new orleans. I thought it was gorgeous. Beautiful exterior and very touching interior. I enjoyed it very much.
  • Beautiful architecture!
  • Nice !