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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
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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A very good place

Its a very good place in Mexico city. The cathedral is very near os the others monuments and very beauty. You can take very good pictures in fron of the cathedral. You can buy... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its a very good place in Mexico city. The cathedral is very near os the others monuments and very beauty. You can take very good pictures in fron of the cathedral. You can buy some things for religion people into the cathedral, and its cheap.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I felt absolutely in peace in this place. This cathedral is really special! So many beautiful antic and old religious paintings and saints. Defiantly recommend to visit and pray. Have a sit down with your own thoughts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to say this probably the best Cathedral in Mexico! Really amazing on the north side of the Zocalo. Make sure you do a full walk around the whole Cathedral. I have to say it is more impressive on the outside .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Built in the 17th century, the Metropolitan Cathedral has been restored, as it was sinking. Nowadays you can see the slanted altar, with the many baroque and churrigueresque style ornaments in and around the altar and the chapels. In the court yard outside the Cathedral, you can see the underground findings of the former Aztec Pyramid, over which the Cathedral... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Metropalitan Cathedral was built with stones from Tenoctitlan, the main Aztec temple complex. To gain a better understanding of Mexican history you should visit this place. It is one of the oldest buildings in the western hemisphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For a couple bucks we took a tour up onto the roof of this very old cathedral. The tour was in Spanish so we understood very little and tried to eavesdrop on this lady who had an English translator with her. Still, it was amazing and I can't believe they let people go on the roof. Great views and great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This massive church rivals any you'll find in Europe. It's well worth a look. The smaller front chapel features a black Christ. There are many masses during the week and weekends. Main altar masses on Saturday are at noon, 6, 7 pm. Sundays 8, 10:30, 1:30, 4, 5, 6 , and 7 pm at the main altar. At noon the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a huge Catholic cathedral that is amazingly embossed in gold in worship altars. The guards offer tours to give the history but we enjoyed just strolling through the architectural wonder. It is amazing to consider the amount of wealth in that one building, and what it took to construct it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's well worth visiting and taking time to see all the saints, chapels and main altar including the huge vaults domes and gold vestibule and inner room of organs still in use.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is 3 churches in one. Don't make the mistake that some people made where they just entered the entrance close to the National Palace and think that they have seen it. The other entrances are also open and they have different architectures. You can attend mass in all of them - it is in Spanish. Very beautiful. Do not... More 

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