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. Discover how to plan a Merida trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • I Would go Back again and again to that beautiful city. If you go to the square is a positive visit you should know
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  • I loved the cathedral, this amazing we had the fortune to come to mass and listen to a classic organ.
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  • This historic cathedral, the first in this hemisphere, is solidly built, but very plain inside. It's the most imposing structure facing the main square. Interesting are the floor stones near the main ...  more »
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  • This church sits in front of one of the main squares of Merida, the site of all kinds of social events. While I was here I saw a game of pok-ta-pok, which is like ancient Mayan basketball. Only the ball is on fire. Pretty fun stuff.
  • Amazing architecture and atmosphere, very humble interior If you compare it to the cathedrals in Europe
  • This is a place that you visit when in Merida, it is located in the cultural center of the city. Very interesting cultural and historically
  • Grand place of worship off the main square in Merida. We just stood at the back for a few minuets and listened to the choir from the gallery next door.
  • What's a beautiful city at Merida Yucatan Mexico
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