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Catedral Basilica de Puebla, Puebla

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Religious Site Church
Overlooking the main square in the World Heritage-listed Puebla, Catedral Basilica de Puebla dominates its surroundings. Although construction of this church began as early as 1575, the structure wasn't completely finished until the late 17th century. Admire the imposing structure, known for its two uneven towers, the tallest in Mexico. Boasting a mix of Renaissance and Baroque styles, the church features fourteen lavishly decorated chapels. Add Catedral Basilica de Puebla to your Puebla travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Puebla vacation builder.
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  • Huge cathedral with interesting architecture and iconography and a huge pipe organ in the center, Unlike much of Puebla's colonial architecture, the cathedral is in the baroque style and is located on...  more »
  • This was on our first day in Puebla. Maria was great at pointing out the details and history of the church.  more »
  • This is a massive church. Some stories say this was supposed to be Mexico City's cathedral and the construction plans were mixed up in the trip from Spain, but who knows, might just be a tale. The chu...  more »
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  • Beautiful church where you are allowed to take pictures but make sure not to use flash
  • Amazing! Definitely have someone from the archeological society to accompany you. We had a lecture about the Capillas inside of the Cathedral, which was spectacular!
  • Magic place full of history.
  • Good place, i Love it. You can eat in The Restaurant of the Center, walk, Buy and do to many things.
  • Gorgeous church. Better than the metropolitan in DF