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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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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Oh My God this was another amazing visit. This is Another popular place in the center of Mexico City. It has a lot of history and art to enjoy as you walk around the super big... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh My God this was another amazing visit. This is Another popular place in the center of Mexico City. It has a lot of history and art to enjoy as you walk around the super big building. We had a chance to purchase gifts at a decent price, in the little shops they have inside the building. One thing that... More 

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If you can, go on the rooftop of this cathedral. It gives a nice view over the central plaza, and it does not take too much time of your day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the Zocolo, a must visit is this grand cathedral built over the Aztec pyramids and located beside the Temple Major.

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Its a very good place in Mexico city. The cathedral is very near os the others monuments and very beauty. You can take very good pictures in fron of the cathedral. You can buy some things for religion people into the cathedral, and its cheap.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt absolutely in peace in this place. This cathedral is really special! So many beautiful antic and old religious paintings and saints. Defiantly recommend to visit and pray. Have a sit down with your own thoughts.

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I have to say this probably the best Cathedral in Mexico! Really amazing on the north side of the Zocalo. Make sure you do a full walk around the whole Cathedral. I have to say it is more impressive on the outside .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Built in the 17th century, the Metropolitan Cathedral has been restored, as it was sinking. Nowadays you can see the slanted altar, with the many baroque and churrigueresque style ornaments in and around the altar and the chapels. In the court yard outside the Cathedral, you can see the underground findings of the former Aztec Pyramid, over which the Cathedral... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Metropalitan Cathedral was built with stones from Tenoctitlan, the main Aztec temple complex. To gain a better understanding of Mexican history you should visit this place. It is one of the oldest buildings in the western hemisphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For a couple bucks we took a tour up onto the roof of this very old cathedral. The tour was in Spanish so we understood very little and tried to eavesdrop on this lady who had an English translator with her. Still, it was amazing and I can't believe they let people go on the roof. Great views and great... More 

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This massive church rivals any you'll find in Europe. It's well worth a look. The smaller front chapel features a black Christ. There are many masses during the week and weekends. Main altar masses on Saturday are at noon, 6, 7 pm. Sundays 8, 10:30, 1:30, 4, 5, 6 , and 7 pm at the main altar. At noon the... More 

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