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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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Historical monument with great view

The largest cathedral in Mexico, this historical monument holds constant guided tours for 20 pesos, which allows you to go upstairs and visit the bell tower, where you can enjoy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The largest cathedral in Mexico, this historical monument holds constant guided tours for 20 pesos, which allows you to go upstairs and visit the bell tower, where you can enjoy from a great view. *Ask inside where the bracelet and brochures are sold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Cathedral is one of the hop on hop off stops and worth stopping at. Beautiful Cathedral with n an interssting neighborhood. As an added bonus, there is a Mayan museum with ruins right next to the Cathedral,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church was building since 1573 in the south-west of the temple area of Tenochtitlan the old capital of the Aztecs by using the stones of the old temple. Made by the planes of the Spanisch architect Claudio de Arciniega by planes of the old Gothic cathedrals of Spain. The consecration of the church has been in the1667. The bell... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this church continues to sink into the ground, because of lack of ground water, so go visit it as fast as you can, before it sinks any more. it is quite a sight, inside and out. just sit down inside and watch who comes in and out, and you'll have a most worthwhile experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Mexico for four days and stayed at the Hyatt Regency hotel and took the tourist city centre bus and ended up at the stop next to the Cathedral bus stop. First looked for something to eat and after being harassed by people to visit various eating places went to the Best Western Majestic Hotel restaurant on the 7th... More 

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In the heart of centro histórico, must go, then go to the aztec ruins at the baca of the curch, lots of restsurants

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church is very beautiful with many interesting religious images. The outer view and grounds are great, and provide amazing views for pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice cathedral to visit even if you have other religion and it is nearby Zocalo so you can meet your friends in front of it within easy reach. There is free walking tour in front of the cathedra starting at 11 am in the morning everyday. You can join on the spot if you want it takes about 2 hrs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent experience visiting the Zocalo. The cathedral was beautiful and the templo mayor ruins were interesting, fascinating and very educational if you like pre-Colombian history. Which I do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful original structure attached to a 'newer' (still very old) church. There are several ornate altars inside worth your attention, and prayer if you're so inclined. They do ask you not visit while mass is in session. It's so large, they screen the priest so attendees in the back can see and participate. Must visit if you're... More 

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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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