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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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The church is majestic, so big and beautiful! I was in awe with the beauty of the Cathedral, all the decoration inside is just so beautiful. There was mass going on when we went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Mission, Texas, United States
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Mission, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The church is majestic, so big and beautiful! I was in awe with the beauty of the Cathedral, all the decoration inside is just so beautiful. There was mass going on when we went it was nice to hear the sounds of the organ. The murals are very interesting and the church is just magnificent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well ... one can't claim being in Mexico City without seeing Metropolitan Cathedral. It is definitely worth to spend hour or so in this peaceful place ... but come early morning as it gets quite crowded in afternoon. This place is full of history ... I shows you how the church was affected by earthquakes. I just like to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Metropolitan Cathedral is located in the Historical Center of Mexico City. The cathedral is massive and conveniently located near many metro stops. There is no charge to enter, so there is no reason you should not stop by and see the influence catholicism and colonization has had on Mexico City and how its fusion with indigenous culture is evident... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church is a must see in the city, one of the first in mexico. Very large and beautiful. Located next to the Zocalo it is close to many attractions.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A place that you must visit, a treasure, does not matter your religion or believes, our Historical Center is full with so beautiful churches that is hard which is more beautiful than other,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is in the center of the city adjacent to Main square. The church is very beautiful and looks similar to any old church of Europe. Its a very nice way to explore the city in and around the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission is free. You can take pictures but be respectful if a mass is going on. Of course you'll visit if you're at the Zocalo. The Cathedral includes 14 chapels and is next door to the Sagrario.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture is amaizing ...must visit and you can get a tour at the "campanario" (tower's bell)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to see it, dont have to spend lot of time,but its worth to see it,is one of the oldest cathedrals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it is sinking. Every year it goes down, down, down... and yet it stands firm. It seems impossible that this behemoth could withstand the centuries, earthquakes and its inevitable sinking into the lake bed that Mexico City occupies. It is the anchor of the second largest public square in the world, and sits comfortably side-by-side with the ruins of... 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.