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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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  • Beautiful church with lots of gold. We were stunned by the gold until we saw the Zocalo and Santa Domingo Churches. There is an square next to it that sells all kinds of ice cream treats from various ...  more »
  • We always walk to this church and it always seems to have mass going on. the church is worth the extra steps it takes t get there and you can enjoy homemade ice cream when you leave. It also has a sma...  more »
  • What makes a visit to this church unique is the vibrant park adjacent to it, which provides a glimpse of locals enjoying a typical snack, local musicians, etc.