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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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As featured in 3 days in Mexico City
Ranked #21 of 289 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City is without a doubt one of the the grandest sights in all of the world. It is amazing.  You do not have to... more »
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Cathedrals are a gift to all of us. The art work is accessible to the poor and the rich alike, rather than being locked behind the walls of some wealthy collector. We traveled with friends who's family history in Mexico goes back more that 500 years. They shared with us the significance of the black crucifix, the constant flow of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Churches are always on the agenda when we travel and this beautiful church is no exception. Set at the head of the Zocalo and next to the Temple Mayor ruins (parts of which the cathedral was built with) the area around the cathedral grounds is hub of activity with vendors and performers set along the left side of the church.... More

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

What a perfect work of art on the main square in Mexico City, Great architecture from the outside, all around the build. Great pieces of art inside the building, the two altars and the Organ. Go when there is a mass going on, you will not forget this.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We love visiting cathedrals and the grandeur is usually a testament as much to an acknowledgement of the divine as it is to the wealth and power of the city or state. The metropolitan cathedral stands as a strong testament to both these sentiments. I'm not an expert at describing the interiors and the altars, but a unique and wonderful... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

a lovely old cathedral. has great atmosphere. built over an ancient aztec place, glimpses of which are shown to you. its only when you are inside the cathedral that you realise how much mexico city has sunk. worth a visit for the beauty.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I do not know much about it but it's beautiful. Once you enter the cathedral, you notice you are in a different world. Definitely, a must see place in downtown Mexico City.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This Cathedral, near the Plaza Cinqo de Mayo, would attract attention only for its size and simple outside design. But go in, and you see a wide variety of beautiful artifacts, altar, floors and more, including the guarded tomb of Juan San Martin, liberator of Argentina. Be sure to also see the touching "exhibit" of the Holocaust . I also... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful place to visit, fulls of icons. IT seemed rather busy and hectic for a cathedral, on the day we went. Lots of hustle and bustle.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful architecture and history. We even had someone who was a scholar and had written a book on the Cathedral give us free explanations of many of the sculptures and rooms in the cathedral. Incredible!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is always so calming to get out of the bustle of the streets and just breath in and relax with the beauty of the history of this (and other) beautiful cathedral.

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