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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

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Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
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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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Must see in Mexico City

The Cathedral is a must see in Mexico City. Very large. I think largest in Mexico. Right of the zocolo so easy to get to. Ornate interior. Attached is another beautiful church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cathedral is a must see in Mexico City. Very large. I think largest in Mexico. Right of the zocolo so easy to get to. Ornate interior. Attached is another beautiful church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This magnificent architectural masterpiece is a wonder to behold! It is free and open to the public. There is a police presence so very safe there. There are also concerts and the acoustics are mind blowing, This church is located in the zocalo.

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In fabulous condition. Well worth the walk through. Cannot miss it as the historical city is built around it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stood in awe looking at the huge and impressive building that is the Cathedral Metropolitana. It is said to be the largest cathedral in the southern Americas and it is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. The church itself has four facades with several portals and two bell towers. Inside are many chapels, each of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great building. Is monumental and is located in the center of the city. You can enjoy the paintings and all the details in it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would not go here again. The inside of the church was beautiful but I was assaulted by people trying to solicit tours in the church. There were also people selling coin souvenirs in the church. I felt like the commercial activity in this church was inappropriate. I would not waste my time going here.again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At the far end of the Zocolo is this Cathedral, Lots of history and great things to see. Its amazing the details of the walls and ceiling. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If I remember right, this Cathedral took more than 230 yrs for completion. Has 15+ chapels inside. The bell towers are very impressive too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would love to see this place again. I had a nice visit and loved it when I visited here. One of the best place to visit in MEX

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The largest cathedral in Mexico and the oldest in Latin America, this impressive structure ought to be visited to see the art and decorations, but also to see and hear a great pair of pipe organs, one of which dates to the 16th C. and the other to the 18th--each has 1400 pipes. It is stunning both visually and musically.

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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.
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