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Basilica de la Soledad

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Address: Independencia at Galeana, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.

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Do not miss this Basilica

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... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Penny D
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Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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" church in the region. It has a nice cafe on the grounds and a fine little store attached.

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lovely baroque façade, interesting church set n a wide open space where on special holidays dance groups perform. There is also a café nearby.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church with a big plaza on the side. Try the ice cream shops with the traditional "nieves". Niagara is the best one.

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Merced, California
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

While you are there, please take the time to sample the many different ice creams, you will Love it. Leche Quemada is the best!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Wonderful church very near from the centre of Oaxaca. Elegant Spanish baroque building with fascinating details and interiors. It is a must to visit it. From the cathedral you can see a part of the city with mountains in the background and the new areal with auditorium.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 vendors and also religious objects.

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Freeport, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 small gift shop to the right as you exit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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.

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The church is another of Oaxaca's beautiful colonial structures, but what makes this one special is the large plaza in front of it, facing another church. In the evening the locals gather here for a stroll, a bite at the food stalls below (have a paleta - a Mexican popsicle!), in the cool breeze, with a beautiful view across the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a beautiful building, though not any more so than many others like it. For me, the real attraction is the tiny "museum" of gifts people have given to the Basilica. They range from fine art to deeply felt naive works. There are two walls covered floor to ceiling in retablos that can keep me fascinated for hours. I... More 

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