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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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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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 best Catholic Churches

I'm a Catholic from Manila and I've always been interested to Latin American culture due to the similarities of Spanish and Christian influences. I was at awe the first time I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I'm a Catholic from Manila and I've always been interested to Latin American culture due to the similarities of Spanish and Christian influences. I was at awe the first time I laid eyes of Catedral Metropolitana. It was three times the size of the Manila cathedral and more enchanting than any other church I have ever seen. One of the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This large cathedral is located in the northern part of the Zocalo. You can see the different architectural phases it has gone through over the years. The inside in nice, but we have seen much better.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place is one of the most grandest cathedrals I have been to. It's huge. And very impressive. I would recommend seeing the siznograph in the main hall in front for the organ.

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Round Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I visted the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral) in Mexico City in November 2014. Located on the Northern side of the Zocalo in the Centro Historico, the Cathedral is the largest in all of the Americas, and built over an Aztec precinct between the late 1500's and early 1800's. Throughout the day you can hear the 25 bells... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If in the area worth a visit cathedral is massive in size from the outside, it must be up there for biggest size wise in the world. Inside was so so, looks nicer from outside. I only spent maybe 20 minutes in total at church so I think is more of quick look and move on. If you have seen... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

No bathrooms available; Not tourist friendly - no interpretation in universal language (English). In popular places, there should be at least someone who could introduce the cathedral to visitors. That would help a lot. And we could tell a great story to people back home and highly recommend to visit the place themselves.

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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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