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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo.
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We visited the Cathedral at the wrong time. We went there on a Saturday morning and were told that there were so many first communions that most of the chappel were closed and inaccessible to the public for at least 4 to 6 hours??? The main entrance was open and there was a mass. Although it was unfortunate, I think this structure has lots of architectural significance and information you can discover within its chapels, the organs, the crypt, altars, etc.

Thank Ivette C
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We took the 6pm bell tower tour (last of the day) and got to see the sun set over the plaza from the best view in town! The steps are perilous, but of course ladies made the climb in heels, even elderly ones. You can climb everywhere and pose on the very ledge. Curse litigious societies that have made this impossible elsewhere!

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is the most fabulous cathedral in Mexico, located smack-dab on the site of Moctezuma's Throne Room in ancient Tenochtitlan. The tons of gold and jewels bedecking the walls are just unforgettable. This place is so ANCIENT and SPECTACULAR. Don't miss it. Also, check out the old Mexican guys selling prints of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, the Beatles, Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata at the front gate to the cathedral. The photos are CLASSICS, and they are only 10 PESOS APIECE (about 80 cents). What a deal!

Thank Mark O
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is a beautiful and interesting building. Wonder around and admire the devotion and commitment in Mexico. Wonder at how the building stays together as bits of it sink into the ground!

Thank Helot
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

exterior looks a bit of a mess different periods, materials.
bigger is not always better not as grand as some churches
Interesting to see the altars on top of Mayan stone work

Thank Iain M
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