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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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This church is absolutely stunning. I've traveled extensively throughout Europe and this is one of the biggest cathedrals I've ever seen. The inside is full or ornate gold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church is absolutely stunning. I've traveled extensively throughout Europe and this is one of the biggest cathedrals I've ever seen. The inside is full or ornate gold decorations. Definitely worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was difficult for me to see all the gold and glitter in this Cathedral after seeing the abject poverty in much of the city.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss the visit of The Cathedral in Mexico city. Build above a sacred temple it as power, misticism, beauty and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited during a mass. So beautiful! Must enter! The golden alter is amazing! The artifacts are incredible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built during almost 300 years, form 1560´s to 1820´s, much in the way medieval cathedrals were done, the huge Catedral Metropolitana is full of art, details, jewels and history. Predominantly baroque, its mid light and golden altars suggest silence and meditation even to the less religious. Don´t miss the tours to one of the bell towers, with great views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a must while visiting Mexico City. You a can't miss it. It is one of the oldest churches in America and the first cathedral built in the new continent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sent there for a sunday. Attended a beautiful service. Inside is wonderful, and people are respectful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most ancient churches in the Americas, the Metropolitan Cathedral took almost 300 years to be completed! If you think its baroque facade looks amazing, just wait to see its massive interior! Dozens of small chapels dedicated to many saints flank the central nave supported by massive columns at least 70 feet high. The place's masterpiece is without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very historical! Lots to see! The most amazing organs I have ever witnessed which is also played every hour on the hour before mass! The old ruins under the church are displayed through Plexiglas on the outside of the church. You might consider going there in the day as well as night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Metropolitan Cathedral, It is situated atop the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor on the northern side of the Plaza de la Constitución in Downtown Mexico. The cathedral has four façades which contain portals flanked with columns and statues. The two bell towers contain a total of 25 bells. The chapels contain ornate altars, altarpieces, retablos, paintings, furniture... More 

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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.