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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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you just walk inside the church. its pretty amazing. couldt find a guide didnt quite get. But at the end it was worth it a boy in the streeet told us everything!

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santiago de chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

you just walk inside the church. its pretty amazing. couldt find a guide didnt quite get. But at the end it was worth it a boy in the streeet told us everything!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you compare with the cathedrals in Spain, France or Italy, this cathedral may fall short but it is magnificent in it's own right. I was fortunate to visit when a service was going on. The place gives of peaceful vibes. Must visit if you are in Mexico.

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Again a whistle stop visit as we only had a short time to spend but the cathedral is stunning and well worth a visit. The organ was spectacular and was playing when we visited - a lucky break!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Catedral Metropolitana dominates the Zócalo (central square) in Mexico City - and from the outside is an impressive piece of architecture. The interiors - the gilded alter, the high vaulted nave and the side chapels - are nicely turned by disappointing compared to many of the Latin American churches and cathedrals of the period. Worth a passing visit, though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Part of the must see area of Mexico City. The entire area is easy for walking, shopping and dining. This is the time to go when the USD is so strong against the peso.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The church is, without a doubt, one of the greatest in América. But be aware because I went there 5 times before being able to visit the hole church. Whem they are having a praying time most of the church is closed for tourists. Besides that.. It os great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Right on Zocalo square, this magnificent cathedral with many chapels and niches, built directly on the ruins of the prehispanic city, is one of the places you can't miss in Centro Historico. It was opened since early morning, we had a walk around. Some sections were closed off to tourists, but otherwise no problems.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in the afternoon and walked around with hardly anyone else there. The cathedral is beautiful with all sorts of sculptures and carvings to look at. I was inside about thirty minutes but wish I'd had time to stay longer. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

by far the most impressive cathedral in the area and maybe all of Mexico. Amazing as you walk inside and take it all in. Don't miss it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church has had the benefit of the wealth of the Spanish and Mexican elites to call upon, ensuring an internal richness that matches the external complexity. The interior is richly decorated in the Spanish style, with the subtile intrusion of native influences and motifs. Can take a lot of looking and study, but you have to squeeze it in... More 

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.