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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 #19 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It was so crowded that I couldn't take a nice photo without someone bombing my picture. Still an interesting place to visit.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Yes it is leaning but not as much. Make sure that when you visit you wear something decent (no miniskirts or sleeveless) as they will not let you in unless you cover up. Fair enough? Anyway, once inside the cathedral is so impressive. There are so many sculptures and elaborate decorations. Makes you think how much work and time it... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It rivals European Cathedrals for grandeur. Well worth walking around. Stop and listen to the organ grinders outside.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This building borders the Zocalo, and is probably the symbol of Mexico City. Walk inside and take a look. It's a functioning church, so services will probably be going on.

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south texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a beautiful building, but remember it is a place of worship with worshipers saying their prayers and act accordingly. The architecture is interesting and although not abundant, the stained glass is beautiful. Two massive organs flank the choir loft. The main alter is absolutely exquisite. Photos are allowed without flash. We dedicated a mass to an ill friend... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Big awesome place. Lot's of killer churchy stuff to see like organs, chapels, paintings, etc. Pro tip - they still have services there, if you catch a service wait for them to play the organ. A must visit in Mexico City.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Be sure to look for the desk where you can sign up for the bell tower tour, I was glad I did, You get a beautiful perspective from the top of the cathedral. It is difficult to understand the guide speaking Spanish through a megaphone, but maybe you can find somebody to interpret the most interesting parts, like the story... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the best churches I've ever seen! Is completely beautiful. Just inside of it you can realize the grandiosity of the construction and details.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wantch the floors, is like the walls twisted so you can feel dizzy when inside, the organ is fantastic if you are lucky and there is a ceremony you May hear it

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very old and magnificent. I lit a candle for each of my parents. The organ is fantastic, although we didn't hear it. Walked up to each room and looked at the art inside. Free and worth the 45 minutes to wander through.

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