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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 291 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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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

To see how beautiful it is, nothing to ask to european church Incredible to see how it's sinking. Nice visit, place in the Zocalo

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must stop if you are visiting Mexico City. Chances are, if you are visiting Mexico City then you are visiting the Zocalo. This is located in the Zocalo, which is part of the massive city center square. The cathedral itself is amazing. Mass is still held here regularly. Outside of the cathedral you will find vendors and... More

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San Diego, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This beautiful house of worship, 300 years in the making, is like none other in Latin America. The large organ, ornate Baroque altars, sacristry, etc. require a lot of observation; gold is in abundance. On the outside, evidence of the 1985 earthquake remains, in a building and in the spacious area in front of the doors which is no longer... More

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

In the center of town with lots of restaurants, shopping and attractions in the nearby area it is worth a visit

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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Cathedral is right on the Zocola (main Plaza or Square). The interior and pipe organs are beautiful. To fully appreciate the history, you should hire a guide or take a tour. If you're in the Centro Historico, don't skip this. It just take a few minutes, or a little longer with a guide, and you will appreciate it even... More

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Lanai, Hawaii
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138 reviews 138 reviews
55 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This cathedral is dedicated to the assumption of the Virgin Mary. A jewel that started being built in the 16th century and not finished until 1813. The cathedral is located in Centro Historico or Zocalo and has five naves, sixteen chapels and the stunning Baroque Altar of the Kings. Look for the pendulum that shows how through the years the... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Cathedral is located of course oon the main historical square. It is unfortunate that all historic center is now getting a little bit of ruined. Cathedral is beautiful but it need a little bit of refreshing.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Cathedral is a thing a visitor must see. However constant archeological digs give something solid and permanent a look of temporary and non permanent. Wood paneling, noise, workers, it is a never ending job, as the quantity of things discovered is enormous. A problem when Mexico's subway was built, as they had to stop every few feet because of... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Cathedral mostly constructed from Templo Mayor. Incredible craftsmanship! Wish there was English signage or tour. Worth paying the extra pesos to get into other rooms. After this head over to Templo Mayor & read my review of it.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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