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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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Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Centro Historico
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

I paid the equivalent of $3 and got to tour the top of the building, the bell tours, and see the behind-the-scenes of the place and it was magnificent. It was about an hour tour, and there are steps involved, but it was absolutely one...More

Thank djsassan
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is a good place to stop off on a tour of Mexico's historic district. The cathedral is one of the biggest and most important in the Americas. There are numerous areas and alters to see inside the cathedral. A sign at the door points...More

Thank Pen10poppy
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Built on top of Aztec ruins this church is something like the Pisa Tower in Italy, when you go inside you see the floor leaning to the side and caving into what used to be prehispanic construction Located right at the Zócalo and main city...More

Thank Veronica A
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Beautiful cathedral. Very well maintained on inside; outside is OK though could use some cleaning. Definitely recommend the 20 peso tour of the top. The view is amazing and the church bells / statues are very interesting when seen closer up. Overall a must see,

Thank CRob21
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Truly a beautiful cathedral. It's huge gothic stature dominates the central square. Inside there are a number of beautiful alters surrounding the central pipe organ. Be sure to look up! I recommend reading up on Wikipedia or a travel book before going. All the signs...More

Thank Scouter5280
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The Cathedral of Mexico City, is one the largest churches, built in the Americas, and also was built next to the Temple of the Aztecs, maybe using materials from the altars, it is opened every day, can be visited and it is amazing.,...must be seen

Thank Temper43
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The courtyards and museum was lovely. the subterranean area was unexpected and very interesting. The church itself is spectacular, the altar and the organ were breathtaking. Special treat to watch a christening during my visit.

Thank skifood
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived just at the start of mass... not to worry as you can walk around in the side aisles without disturbing the service. The music and singing gave our tour of the building a beautiful note. Most of the side chapels were closed but...More

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed 4 May 2016

You may do anything you want at he Centro Histórico, visit Museums, listen to good music or just walk around. There is so much to see that it would take too long mentioning all without forgetting something.

Thank msanfer2016
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Very large interior with a huge gilded altar. Impressive architecture with a high nave and strong supporting columns. Sadly it is sinking,which is evident as you walk around the church,you can see the floor sloping away. The historic centre is built atop the Aztec city,which...More

Thank 853barry
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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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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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