Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, Oaxaca

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Witness grand 17th-century architecture at Basilica de Nuestra Senora 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. To visit Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad and get the most from your holiday in Oaxaca, create itinerary details personal to you using our Oaxaca driving holiday planner.
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  • This church, built in the 1600s, has a statue of Mary with 2kg gold and a crown with 600 diamonds. Truly beautiful. (And makes me wonder how much good the church could have done with all those... 
    This church, built in the 1600s, has a statue of Mary with 2kg gold and a crown with 600 diamonds. Truly beautiful. (And makes me wonder how much good the church could have done with all those...  more »
  • Worth a visit - the facade has many figures from the Bible and still stand out - Not too far from Cathedral so it is easy to get to and then work back to town. 
    Worth a visit - the facade has many figures from the Bible and still stand out - Not too far from Cathedral so it is easy to get to and then work back to town.  more »
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  • Amazing work of architecture inside and out, nice little museum in the back full of religious artifacts. (Suggested donation for entrance to museum.)
  • Beautiful temple, impressive decor

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