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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
52 5 5129467
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One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (32 reviews)
“side chapels” (22 reviews)
“pipe organ” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Centro Historico
52 5 5129467
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting during Mass and the sound of the organ and choir were quite moving. If you have an opportunity to go during a time when the organ is being played I highly recommend it. The church itself is stunning and...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Recall enjoyed visiting this historic cathedral. Amazing architecture and wonderful setting. Highly recommend for any visitor to Mexico city

Thank sgrewal
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful Cathedral with history and a art. You can take a visit with one of the expert and visit the domes, and the crypts. At 12 PM they play all the bells and is one of the mosta amazing things to hear and experience.

Thank kairos5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the landmarks in the whole Centro district that's worth the visit. Looks nice at night as well when all lights are on.

2  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Services were underway. The choir loft is worth the extra pesos. Considering this cathedral is located in center of the Capital of Mexico, one would hope to see more government support for their history- major settling, to be expected in DF, but...More

Thank 4321hike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a Catholic Church, the main in Mexico City called "Catedral Metropolitana". Beautiful inside, many capillas for different types of saints. Once a year, they open the crypt to the public, you pay a small fee of 40mxp. The crypt are located under the Cathedral...More

Thank spoiledgirl00
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the cathedral faces the square, entry is around the side where the tourist buses pick up. Free entry and worth a visit just to see the size of the place and the pendulum hanging from the ceiling that shows how the building has and...More

Thank Andrew Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is amazing and the construction and decoration is even better. The building is very big but most of it is not open to visitors probably because it is the residence of the Cardinal of Mexico.

Thank texan910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large cathedral located in the historic center of the city. Worth taking a little time to see it and look inside.

Thank Travelta123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Near the zocalo square. Free entry. Limited area for photography when the mass is going on. This place has a lot of history that will be missed without a guide. The uneven floors, various architectural subtleties, etc. Your can take a free guided tour from...More

1  Thank sljforever
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
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20 November 2017|
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Response from Oscar L | Reviewed this property |
Some parts of the city centre are quite safe, and this is one of them, as many governmental offices are situated in that area. But it depends where will you be staying as you may need to travel from your hotel for going to... More
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19 November 2017|
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Sí. Uber es la forma más rápida y segura de moverse por la ciudad. Probablemente encuentre más información en el foro de viajes de la Ciudad de México.
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Response from Bodericas | Reviewed this property |
No, my friend, all masses seem to be in Spanish… yet, don't miss the experience: see, smell, listen, feel the crowd, enjoy the Cathedral in such a formal moment. It's an extraordinary experience, regardless of the... More