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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 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Rome, Italy
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I went to Mexico and visit this Cathedral in the city. It was very nice history about Spain and Aztec under the Cathedral you can see the old piramid of Aztec that so wonderful and also you can visit the Museum next to the Cathedral.

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New York City, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

All I could say that you should visit this place if you are willing to learn about history of each country you visit.

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San Bernardino, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Old and beautiful. We do not speak the language well, but we did not need a translation for this beautiful church.

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Going up the tower to see the bells and view are definitely worth the price. Our guide explained the highlights of the history and architecture while giving plenty of time to wander around on our own. Since I have limited traveler's Spanish from various trips in Spain, and my husbaI is Italian, with a decent grasp of Spanish, the guide... More 

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New York
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22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is a beautiful cathedral--Overwhelmingly large. I recommend a walk through it especially since it is in the Zocalo and on the way to Templo Mayor.

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Must go. Just be careful walking in downtown Mexico City. One of the oldest churches in México, if coming it´s a must.

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City (Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María) is the largest cathedral in the Americas, and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. It is situated atop the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor on the northern side of the Plaza de la Constitución in Downtown... More 

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London
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a working church complete with people worshipping, pilgrims and visitors. The magnitude and scale of the building is amazing.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A very beautifull church at Zocalo, in fronto of Zocalo´s subway station. It is "divided" in 2, so make sure you see both! No charges to see thechurch.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Impressive building, dominating large Zocalo square. Mix of styles I gives absolutely stunning result, both between European and location but also, mostly, due to a very long construction period, between 16th and 19th centuries. After seeing the interior go to one of the coffe bars on the roofs of the buildings surranding cathedral just to enjoy the view on the... More 

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