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“4 designs in four centuries” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
Avenida 16 de Septiembre y Av. Hidalgo bre | Zona Centro, Guadalajara, Mexico
+52 33 36162491
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Ranked #13 of 111 Attractions in Guadalajara
Type: Religious Sites
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Owner description: This ornate church, built over a 60 year period during the 16th and 17th centuries, has 11 altars donated by Spain's Fernando VII.
Guadalajara, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“4 designs in four centuries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

A very large cathedral with different alters and spaces, with 4 distinct styles-making it a bit odd depending on where one stands! The lower level where priests are entombed is worth the visit.

Visited March 2013
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Bozeman, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very nice church if your religious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This was a very beautiful church, Im not catholic so wasn't much my thing,, but I would recomend it to anyone who is into historical churches.

Visited January 2013
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Just ok”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Can't remember much. Nothing sticks out for me just that it is central. Skip it. Wait for a wedding to spruce it up.

Visited January 2013
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Convenient for tourists”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This place is OK as far as Cathedrals go. What I enjoyed was sitting at the restaurant with the umbrellas and watching people come and go into the Cathedral. Since it is on a road that is high traffic, it is easy to find transportation when you wish to leave, including the subway.

Visited September 2012
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San Carlos, California
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“Sort of a let down for such a large city in Mexico”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

You should visit this cathedral by all means, but I was not that impressed with its "grandeur". I've seen more magnificent churches and cathedrals in Mexico. But you should include this in your visit to GDL.

Visited March 2012
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