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Merida Cathedral, Merida
(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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  • Located in the heart of town, we're surprised to see the internal counting! It is very far from the Iberians cathedrals!
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  • The Cathedral of San Ildefonso is a very important landmark, is located in the heart of the city of Merida. It was the first to be built across the continent and has a majestic architectural style, both outside and inside without a doubt, the beauty of its construction as well as invaluable history that has, make it a unique church and missed to visit Yucatan.
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  • The Cathedral of Mérida is a place that if you are in the historic centre, you should not miss, is a cathedral. Very austere with a giant Christ of wood that looks that you met their purposes of evangelization in his time and a must-see enigmatic buildings of the historic centre is recommended to go so that you know a bit of the history of the city of Mérida
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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 !