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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” (20 reviews)
“pipe organ” (14 reviews)
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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 30 June 2016 via mobile

It's amazing to realize How long buildings like this have been there and the ability of those past civilizations to build such intricate amazing structures WITHOUT our "modern technology"

Thank Marty R
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Lots of gold decoration and ornate altars. However, surprisingly the interior architecture does not live up to the outside. Worth checking out while you are in the center and on your way to the temple mayor but by no means a must.

Thank Airos21
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The grandeur and majesty of this cathedral was enchanced by the presence of a choir singing four part Latin hymns during our visit

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 30 June 2016

So yes, this is a pretty Church with great artwork, enormous organ, woodwork, marble floors etc. But what is so impressive is that the church is sinking!!! Due to the construction of ancient Aztec civilization over a lake, and Spaniards conquering them, using the stone...More

Thank Juan Pablo M
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We intended a quick look at the Catherdral , but if you have the time , hire a guide inside - the cost is negligible , but the treasure trove of history they unlock is fascinating if somewhat overwhelming !!! If you have an interest...More

Thank Ian_albin27SC
Reviewed 29 June 2016

You have to check that it will be open. The inside is very pretty, like the big ones in europe, interesting to hear its story

Thank Egomezmx
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I visited the cathedral during spring break and I was lucky to see the holly mass on Friday. It's very well restored and inspiring.

Thank Xavier C
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Amazing structure Divine it's a place you must visit not only for the view but the history behind it

Thank Chia122
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We were there for a wedding and this is a huge cathedral. It was very "dressed up" for the wedding but you could see it beauty in the alters. Never got to see the ruins.

Thank GolfOcalaFlorida
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral. Pay just 20 peso each (less than £1) and you can go to the bell tower and on to the roof great views

Thank Benjamin1007
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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Peter C
8 August 2017|
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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
21 March 2017|
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Response from MayaBianca54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are tours every 45 minutes or so, and you can find the info at the entrance of the cathedral, either on a stand or on a table. As to the dress code, remember: you are visiting a city, not the beach, and you are... More
21 March 2017|
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Response from theREALmle | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember the exact hours for the bell tower tours. I want to say they started at the top of every hour. Tours are entirely in Spanish so if your Spanish is good you'll be fine. My Spanish is not so good, so I... More