Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

Oaxaca City

Oaxaca doesn’t lack distinguished churches, but many locals rate the Soledad as their favorite. The original baroque facade dates from 1690; while the florid and gold-tinged interior, which emits an extra sparkle above the altar, is a product of the late 19th century. Among some of the finer touches are the eight sculpted angels each holding up a chandelier. Don’t miss the small museum around the back crowded with stained glass, saintly paintings and depictions of the Virgin of Solitude.

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