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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

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Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 5 5129467
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral...
One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo.
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One of the most beautifuls churchs and really busy

This is a huge church with lot of details to take care of close, you can enjoy it really early in the morning when people is not crowded in there. Something I do not like is that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a huge church with lot of details to take care of close, you can enjoy it really early in the morning when people is not crowded in there. Something I do not like is that there are some stands inside selling making it a market into the church, if they take them out of there it could be... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The cathedral is very impressive both from inside and outside. Beautiful Altar of Forgiveness and Altar of the Kings, organ, chapels etc. – everything looks beautiful and even gorgeous; interior of the cathedral is simply breathtaking. Entrance is free, but at the entrance you’ll find people offering private tours to the Cathedral, I think it worth to take it. Pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral, it was fairly busy on Ash Wednesday but nothing like the crowds in a place like Paris for example. I'm never disappointed with the opulent interiors of the church, this one is quite beautiful. The square is immense, top 3 in the world I was told. The exterior was very interesting, bells nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The largest cathedral I've seen - rivals St Paul's in London. Located on one side of the zocalo. Neat windows in the sidewalk show the work of archeologists who are finding ruins that this monument was built on.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very beautiful cathedral. We walked from our hotel (Krystal Grand Reforma) to the church and it took around 20 minutes passing multiple stalls selling bits and bobs. There is no admission fee and there is service held inside. The architecture is amazing and you are afforded the opportunity to take photos with no flash. You can buy rosary beads and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It takes up one whole complete side of the main square. Huge place. The inside is like...Wow. The first thought that crossed my mind was...Oh...to get married in a place like this.. Very nice. The bells outside are in very high bell towers and all the bells are still rung by hand, you can see the men up there pulling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This cathedral is simply beautiful. In the middle of downtown by the Zocalo metro station, it is one of the highlights of the square. Please spend time inside if you can!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

A lovely cathedral right in the middle of downtown. Take a few minutes to look inside. I also suggest going to one of the terrace restaurants for a drink/meal so you get a view from above.

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Banning, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

One must see the organ which is as old as the Cathedral. The different altars and chapels are a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Christianity, history and faith all in one place with some fun too. This building is actually tilted and sinking because Mexico city was built on a lake. You will notice it in the architecture. It's safe so don't freak out.

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