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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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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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I loved seeing the Cathedral. The buildings are beautiful. The cheer size and amazing details are the best I've ever seen. If you're visiting the Zocalo, you MUST see the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I loved seeing the Cathedral. The buildings are beautiful. The cheer size and amazing details are the best I've ever seen. If you're visiting the Zocalo, you MUST see the cathedral.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

"La catedral" is one of Mexico City's most characteristic points of interest. When walking inside, it is very noticeable that the floor structure is not horizontal, as downtown Mexico City used to be a lake in the Aztec era , and may buildings continues to sink or tilt, bit by bit. I love to hear the cathedral bells toll.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I had expected so much more than what is here. Skip the pay areas. In fact, skip the whole thing and head over to templo major.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Cathedral doesn't have nay entrance fee. When we entered late in the evening after 7 pm - there was limited areas where we can walk inside and people were praying as it's real church. Even where you can walk - you can still appreciate the architecture, effect from inside and outside , when you step away from it or when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A beautiful piece of architecture and a majestic monument. The inside seems to be gold plated and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Wow, what a cathedral it is . simply amazing place. It is located in heart of mexico city and no entry fee to visit this place. Its an architectural wonder. its really worth visiting this place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Nice architecture, beautiful windows to old excavations. It is Church so - open whole day - no entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

The cathedral is lovely and grand, but the real highlight is the tour of the bell tower. The view onto the Zocalo is stunning, and if the day is clear, you can catch a glimpse of Popocatépetl

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

It's in the center and surrounded by cops and an ice rink for Christmas time. Dirty and depressing but it is one of the historical things to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

This is a very interesting visit, since it contains religious, architectural and historic important facts. Religiously it is a beautiful and very spiritual site, with its chorus dated centuries ago and a marvelous altar. Historically it has the three different cathedral built in different stages of the Mexico City development. Architecturally, it is very interesting, since you can notice the... 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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