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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
52 5 5129467
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Ranked #20 of 290 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City is without a doubt one of the the grandest sights in all of the world. It is amazing.  You do not have to... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The bell tour tour does not cost much and you get to walk up into the bell tour and check out the acoustics as well as walk on the roof of the Cathedral. The Cathedral is massive symbol of Colonial Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

- Free entry - Magnificent architecture and worth visiting - Brightly litted in the cathedral. - Lots of statues, altars and paintings worth checking out. - You can definitely take pictures in the cathedral. Even the souvenirs are worth buying cos they are of reasonable price. If you think my reviews have been helpful to you, please click 'Yes' for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Amazing beauty. Numerous altars: the altar of forgiveness,too many others. This is a must see! Light a candle and count your blessings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a beutiful cathedral in the center of the city. It is stunning with all the golden ornaments and large corridors. Very peaceful if you want to get away from the noise of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a big old cathedral and it is highlighted by the huge pipe organ and all the gold on everything. If one likes churches, then this one is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I like visiting cathedrals and churches in Central and South America, as they show me people living z spiritual lives. The Cathedral, however, also shows how Mexico City is sinking irregularly, as the floors provide a slo-mo roller coaster ride. Cool faux Aztecs outside is an added diversion.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

To see how beautiful it is, nothing to ask to european church Incredible to see how it's sinking. Nice visit, place in the Zocalo

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a must stop if you are visiting Mexico City. Chances are, if you are visiting Mexico City then you are visiting the Zocalo. This is located in the Zocalo, which is part of the massive city center square. The cathedral itself is amazing. Mass is still held here regularly. Outside of the cathedral you will find vendors and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This beautiful house of worship, 300 years in the making, is like none other in Latin America. The large organ, ornate Baroque altars, sacristry, etc. require a lot of observation; gold is in abundance. On the outside, evidence of the 1985 earthquake remains, in a building and in the spacious area in front of the doors which is no longer... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

In the center of town with lots of restaurants, shopping and attractions in the nearby area it is worth a visit

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