Basilica de la Soledad, Oaxaca

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Witness grand 17th-century architecture at Basilica de la Soledad, located Oaxaca city's historic center, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built between 1682 and 1690 from green cantera stone, the church is laid out in the shape of a Latin cross. Admire the church's baroque exterior, with its spires and towers intentionally sitting low to withstand earthquakes. The facade displays statues of religious icons, including the Virgin Mary. Inside, head to the west gallery and find an organ that dates back to 1686. To visit Basilica de la Soledad and get the most from your holiday in Oaxaca, create itinerary details personal to you using our Oaxaca driving holiday planner .
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  • Church where one can enter and see the Virgin of solitude that have exposed, depending on dates, there are parties and dancing to celebrate it.
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  • Oaxaca is a treasure trove of sites and opportunities to see artisans' works. It is a city that supports and encourages traditional cooking and craft.  more »
  • It is a nice church but "La Soledad" is not only known for that but for the ice cream they sell down there! Hundreds of flavors of fresh fruit.  more »

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Oaxaca's size and diversity make it an especially good place to find budget-friendly accommodations, in particular youth hostels and family-run "posadas." These affordable options, along with mid-range and boutique hotels, line the cozy streets of Oaxaca's historic center, probably the most convenient area in the city. You can also find a decent range of options just north of the center, in the neighborhoods of La Paz and Guelaguetza.
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