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Cathedral of Mérida, Merida

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Built in a grand Spanish colonial style, Cathedral of Mérida stands out as an architectural highlight Merida, and a center of the area's spiritual life. Construction began on the cathedral in 1803, though its erection was greatly delayed by earthquakes, the War of Independence, and various political issues. Today it stands as an icon of the town's character, displaying its history proudly through the exhibits located inside. Find impressive works of art lining the interior walls, including paintings and sculptures, then head down to the crypt, the final resting place of some of the town's most important religious figures. With our custom trip planner, Merida attractions like Cathedral of Mérida can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A marvel of Venezuelan architecture, is certainly a gem. It is advisable to check with the schedule, since it tends to remain closed for much of the day, even in high season, however as I said before, it is an architectural Marvel, keeps excellent detail. @abasg09 #APasear
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  • Is in all the center of Merida and despite its beauty that is admires from the surroundings, in them same there is much dirty and not is feels an area very safe
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  • A visit must in the city of Merida. The architecture of the Cathedral is simply spectacular.
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  • Gigante y muy bonita
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  • Beautiful and impressive
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  • A majestic site full of peace and tranquility. Its design is very well plotted, is a great place that you just have to know when you visit the Edo. Merida.
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  • One of the 3 jewels of Manuel Mujica Millán, spectacular
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