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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. Put Basilica de la Soledad and other Oaxaca attractions into our Oaxaca itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A lovely cathedral in the heart of Oaxaca. A beautiful ornate facade with bell, grand rounded doorway and beautifully intricate statues inset in to the wall. The inside is stunning too and makes a lov...  more »
  • Massive Basilica that is easy to get to by foot. Like all churches of this size, is it is a bit overwhelming. the side chapels are exquisite. It is quite clear why this is the the most "talked about" ...  more »
  • Lovely baroque façade, interesting church set n a wide open space where on special holidays dance groups perform. There is also a café nearby.  more »