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Basilica Of Our Lady Of Solitude

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The Church of Nuestra Senora de La Soledad in Spanish means "the Church of our lady of Solitude". The Cathedral is one of the few of its kind Christian churches in all of Latin America. The temple was built more than three hundred years ago and until now have maintained their majestic appearance. There is a temple in the city of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.

The construction of the Cathedral began in 1682, and in 1690 the Church was consecrated. The Church was built under the direction of Fernando Mendez. The facade was built between 1717 and 1718, with the assistance of Bishop Maldonado Frescoes. Sculptures of saints made of wood and plaster, a beautiful marble baptismal font and, of course, the statue of our lady attracts special attention of tourists.

The virgin of Solitude is the sacred patroness of Oaxaca. Her statue in the Church of Nuestra Señora de La Soledad is decorated with 600 diamonds and a 4-pound Golden crown, framed by diamonds, the robe of the virgin covered with pearls. In the 1980s, crown with precious stones was stolen. Today the head of the statue covers an exact copy of it. The locals go into the temple to pray before the image of the Virgin, being sure that it is able to heal.

On Cathedral square there are many restaurants where you can rest and eat. And for lovers of trinkets is located close to the handicraft market where you can buy Souvenirs.

The Cathedral is not only a national historic monument of Mexico, but also a place of pilgrimage for believers from many countries.