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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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  • The whole forming the two churches separated by square dance is impressive. It is one of the most beautiful of the city. If you climb on the side of the avenida José María Morelos, you have a very nice view of the hills. The place has locations in typical snow. I recommend go in the night to enjoy of a CIST clear of the Moon and the star.
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  • If you walk away from the Zocalo on Calle Independencia you will arrive la Basilica de la Soledad. This church was built between 1682 and 1690 and is a sanctuary given to the Virgen de la Soledad whic...  more »
  • This located on a square Church has an exuberant Baroque facade, typical of the Mexican churches of the period. Also the inside is very ornamented. The Church houses the image of Oaxaca's patron saint, the Virgen de la Soledad. Which should make it since 1990 without her 2 kg heavy solid Gold Crown with hundreds of diamonds, which was then stolen. Maybe that's why this is the only church in Oaxaca is where you should not photograph inside? I find that very faint, because the most valuable object is already 26 years away ...
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