Completed in 1598, Merida Cathedral is one of the oldest in the Americas. Built on the site of a former Mayan temple, using some of the old stones from the ruins, the solemn building features an austere interior, most of its decorations destroyed in the Mexican Revolution. Inside, you can view a tall birchwood crucifix and a painting of Tutul Xiu, an indigenous chief who converted to Christianity and whose descendants still inhabit the area. Discover how to plan a Merida trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
Tours to Merida Cathedral
Maya Classic 5 days TULUM BACALAR CHETUMAL CALACMUL PALENQUE GULF OF MEXICO CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA IK KIL from Tulum BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $850
Duration: 5 days
Merida Cathedral Reviews
Gorgeous church to visit. One of the first catholic churches in the area. I enjoyed learning about it's history. It's very beautiful. more »
Acudimos a misa en domingo, te recomiendo sentarse junto a los grandes abanicos, de lo contrario el calor es terrible. Hermoso edificio, con un Cristo magestuoso more »We attend ed on Sunday, I recommend you sit next to the big fans, otherwise the heat is terrible. Beautiful building, with a magnificent Christ
This church sits in front of one of the main squares of Merida, the site of all kinds of social events. While I was here I saw a game of pok-ta-pok, which is like ancient Mayan basketball. Only the ball is on fire. Pretty fun stuff.
Amazing architecture and atmosphere, very humble interior If you compare it to the cathedrals in Europe
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