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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 5 5129467
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Ranked #22 of 389 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral...
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Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral located right at the Zócalo is the heart of the City. Dominating the citys Main Square ir is Nice to See at day and night and probably everybody Takes fotos of it. The interieur is also Nice to See with Nice Art inside. Definitely a must visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Nearly in the centre of the Historical Centre and main tourist attraction. The historic church building is well taken care off and prayers visit it continuously. A small museum is attached to the Cathedral and it is worth visiting. Traces of the old City of Mexico beneath the present one could be seen through glass windows outside the Cathedral.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Not the most beautiful interior of a church that I have seen. Located in Zocalo, a main square, you should at least step in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Also named Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City - this really is an amazingly beautiful Cathedral The Altar is made with solid gold! in Baroque style, this Cathedral dominates the Zocalo in all its beauty! I found out that it is one of the oldest and largest churches in the western hemisphere Take a walk through... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City is perhaps one of those obliged stops. You can't miss seeing it since surely at some point during your visit you will be in the main plaza, "The Zocalo" the center of the historical downtown. Flanking on the left side of the Presidential Palace it's impending colonial architecture and engineering ingenuity is unmistakeable. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the larges cathedral in Central America. The interior is beautifull. It is for free. Cameras are allowed but not with flash.

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Mexico City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is a must if you come to mexico city, The art of all of it is marvellous. Lots of paintings, the architecture, the ambience. Of course you have to admire de ingeniery that is used for preventing the sinking of the cathedral. Don't forget to take the tour for the campanarium very interesting, and you will enjoy an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

i loved visiting this cathedral. It reAlly made me feel I was in old mexico. Modern big city sophisticates going to mass with indigenous people. Lovely areas to walk around the cathedral.

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Caerphilly
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The cathedral's interior is very beautiful. The outside looked as though it was suffering the effects of pollution.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit to this place. The church is very nice and is quite pretty on the inside. The square outside is nice too.

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