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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
52 5 5129467
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One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (33 reviews)
“side chapels” (22 reviews)
“pipe organ” (15 reviews)
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Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Centro Historico
52 5 5129467
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We attended Sunday mass. This Cathedral is really beautiful..similar to the Cathedrals in Europe. Mass was beautiful. Music was beautiful.

Thank C0untY0urBlessings
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow, this Cathedral is amazing from the outside and the inside. Having just been to Europe I thought I’d seen some goodies but this is very worthwhile visiting. Like all Cathedrals, it’s free and I ask that you be respectful as it is a place...More

Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 5 days ago

Go early if you can and beat the crowds.We had an early flight so we took the #4 redbus into centro- went to an Erik Kaiser for a choco croissant.

1  Thank Castlepete
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very crowded over the holidays but what a site to see. Very large, ornate, with many vestibules and side altars.

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is beautiful and has a rich history. We had a certified tour guide that was bi lingual so this allowed us to truly appreciate the rich history. The altars were splendous and there was lots of gold and other valuable ores. The ceiling...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sheer size of this cathedral is shocking. It's beautiful both inside and out. We visited during the time of a service; nonetheless, we were able to walk around the church.

Thank girlseesworld
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral has an amazing interior design. The details are overwhelming, a real chef d’oeuvre. Definitely recommend the visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cathedral is impressive for the beauty and the size. The history of the Spanish strategy for the construction of the cathedral including the decision of the place to build it, make the place even more attractive to visit. Better to wear modest clothes and...More

Thank Fernanda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church that is sadly coming apart on the inside. While most of it is perfectly intact, as you look up you can see pieces of wall falling from the ceiling. In any case, the church is beautiful and definitely worth at...More

Thank evasutherland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For those who have watched the latest James Bond movie, this cathedral is a must see. However, it’s a little bit disappointing. For some reason this cathedral is not well-maintained, and a 30-minute visit is enough. There are weeds in the bell tower, which makes...More

Thank jz-in-WashingtonDC
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
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November 20, 2017|
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Response from Oscar L | Reviewed this property |
Some parts of the city centre are quite safe, and this is one of them, as many governmental offices are situated in that area. But it depends where will you be staying as you may need to travel from your hotel for going to... More
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November 19, 2017|
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Response from kr0elle | Reviewed this property |
Sí. Uber es la forma más rápida y segura de moverse por la ciudad. Probablemente encuentre más información en el foro de viajes de la Ciudad de México.
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Response from Bodericas | Reviewed this property |
No, my friend, all masses seem to be in Spanish… yet, don't miss the experience: see, smell, listen, feel the crowd, enjoy the Cathedral in such a formal moment. It's an extraordinary experience, regardless of the... More