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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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Historical and Beautiful

Beautiful and historic, this cathedral is inspiring to see. I was surprised by just how small, though, the main seating area for Mass is. Most ordinary churches would have more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and historic, this cathedral is inspiring to see. I was surprised by just how small, though, the main seating area for Mass is. Most ordinary churches would have more pews.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It is an impressive, large church. Lots of areas covered in gold. Huge organ. If you like churches or old architecture, this is one to see. They have a free machine to put a coin into and crank to make a flat souvenir. Interesting to note how wobbly the floor is from settling, and the pendulum which marks how far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing looking historical building, another place I wish i had more time to see. Please take time to go inside the pictures are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to visit. This is part of the history of this city. Worth visiting it, some interesting fact inside the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Amazing building right in the heart of Mexico City. Just go inside a have a look to the gorgeous interior - altars, statues and many more. Definitely recommended.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Full of art and beautiful cathedral with many history, you can pick up a guide to get more explanation about everything... Cause everything has a meaning, of course!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is one of the most amazing churches I've visited in Mexico City. The architecture and statues are truly beautiful and tell a story of hundreds of years of formation. It is one of the most important churches in the city and a must see when in Mexico City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an amazing building with impressive architecture and art work and a breathtaking organ. The building is listing as it was built over a ancient Aztec temple and reportedly is sinking. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a great landmark. But the experience for visitors is not ideal--you must pay to view the paintings in the sacristy, and while you're trying to see them from behind a rope a sour-faced attendant is calling out for other people to come in. Then if you happen to be there around closing time (5:00) the attendants rudely shoo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you're Canadian and especially from the west side, you don't have Castles or really even old buildings. Castles are from Europe right? Well right in North America there is one that's not to be missed. With its European flair and Mexican backdrop, keep this on your top 5 places to see in Mexico City

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Additional Information about Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 5 5129467
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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