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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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Gorgeous church

We visited with a guide, which really helped us to understand the history and learn more about the incredible organ (it's huge). Overall, worth the stop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited with a guide, which really helped us to understand the history and learn more about the incredible organ (it's huge). Overall, worth the stop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very impressive baroque/rococo style. Very impressive exterior and interior architecture. It is definitely comparable to some of the cathedrals in Europe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There truly are not words to give this architectural and artistic achievement justice. From its historic foundation by Hernan Cortes above one of the Aztec Empire's greatest religious temples to its centuries of construction and artistic decoration, this Cathedral will stand the test of time as one of the greatest architectural achievements and symbols of Spanish / Catholic colonization across... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cathedral is vast and appointed with fantastic details throughout the exterior and interior. The Cathedral is dramatically slanted, which is amazing to behold. As with other attractions in the Zocalo it is quite busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a religious person but this gothic cathedral is definitely worth going in to have a look. Located in front of the main plaza and super close to the underground station. Easy and free access.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Suggest reading about it before going in so you know what to look for and what you are seeing. We did not find the plumb line thingy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit, in particular if you are catholic, the cathedral is impressive, it has been restored and there is a nice tour to the rooftop of the Cathedral to visit the bells tower.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've seen many stunning cathedrals and while this is a large internal space, I was somehow unimpressed. Do make sure you walk right to the back of the building where you will see the gloriously detailed altar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Vsiting here gave a sense of history to the city of DF. Many churches and this a lovely one near Zocalo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the grandest Cathedral in Mexico. The architecture is breathtaking and when you step inside the altar and organ is magnificent. A really must see.

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