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Merida Cathedral, Merida

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Cathedral dominates the fantastic Central square of Mérida. Is a stately simplicity. Much frequented by locals and tourists, and some people disregard the location and speak very loudly.
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  • A huge and solemn cathedral, with a giant crucifix that is visible from the street ... it was tremendous to be there and know that with the stones of Mayan conquerors destroyed buildings that was buil...  read more »
  • Huge Church. Simple inside the enormous Christ strip of wood on the altar. Very pretty. The acoustics are excellent. I arrived on time for the mass and the corner disperses the ship. Worth going at the time of the mass.
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  • 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.
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  • Beautiful place
  • Icónico lugar de Mérida, si vienes de visita tienes sueño verla.
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