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“Central city” 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 #10 of 107 Attractions in Guadalajara
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.
Great lakes
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“Central city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The only thing I can say about the cathedral is. It has beautiful architecture, as does most of the buildings in central Guadalajara. It is very clean, very organized, very photogenic, compared to Mazatlan which now is like a filthy, unruly, littered ghetto. In spite of the government's effort to clean it up and change it for the better ! Guadalajara on the other hand, is clean and beautiful. Me and my girl friend have spent many hours walking there and enjoying the architecture, fountains, shops, and restaurants there. I say give it all a try : )

Visited February 2014
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“Really beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We only stopped in for a moment but were very impressed. We arrived about 10:00am and caught a beautiful shaft of light cutting across the front of the cathedral (near the alter).

Visited February 2014
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“Needs some love.......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

It is a nice church,but I think a little bit of care will be better, I came back at night time thinking it was going to be any kind of special lighting....but nothing, all dark outside.

Visited February 2014
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“A decent Cathedral ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Cathedral is nice and when in Guadalajara is worth a visit.

There are many other more impressive Cathedrals throughout Mexico and the world.

In my opinion it is nice just for passing through.

Visited August 2013
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Mexico City
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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

On of tha main buildings in town and a symbol for Guadalajara. The church has serveral beautiful chapels and a wide iconographic collection. Wonderful wooden floors. The history of the building is very interesting.

Visited July 2013
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