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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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Regardless of your faith I think is a great place to visit Is very interesting to explore the different altars, take a look of the organ and the pulpits and as a bonus observe in... read more

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Regardless of your faith I think is a great place to visit Is very interesting to explore the different altars, take a look of the organ and the pulpits and as a bonus observe in the outside the windows from the past You may be lucky and be able to watch the natives dancing in the exterior If you need... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After many Cathedrals we have visited over the world this is extraordinary. Visit the unearthed ruins at the back of the cathedral. This area has been built over the top of an older city.

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Dubbo, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even a non-believer can appreciate the architecture and skill that went into building this Cathedral and in the adornments inside.

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Centurion, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit. It feels more like a complex of churches. Beautiful gold leaf altar. They have the biggest organ ever! This is a practicing church.

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Davie, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see in Mexico City. It is truly beautiful inside. The Cathedral has 2 alters. The 1st alter has a crucifix with a very interesting story behind it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful from inside and outside. Free of charge. When you go to Zocalo, what is must see in Mexico, you cannot miss it. Beautiful view on Zocalo and Cathedral is from terraces restaurants on top of historical buildings around Zocalo, for example Primer Cuadro Steak House.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a magnificent structure. We attended mass on Sunday at noon and this was offered by the Cardinal of Mexico. The church was in its glory, with candles lit and the place sparkled. The choir sang so beautifully. If you can, go early to get a position close enough to the main alter. It was a wonderful spiritual experience.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Is like visiting a few different churches each door conducts to a separate temple. It is beautiful and spiritual place to check.

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A church full of history. Structurally challenged by the sinking of the city. Anyone interested in architecture or civil engineering will find it amazing. Built in area of archaeological findings this cathedral is an icon of Mexico City. Try to get up to the top of the towers to get a good view of the main square (El Zocalo). Read... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is magnificent. If you visit is good to have a guide, these persons are at the door and will offer their services. Ask for the fees first. They will take you through the outside and inside the different buildings and tell you each part of them, show the different paintings and the organ.

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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.
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