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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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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 4 days ago

We went in during our walking tour (check out Mexico a Pie) and toured this cathedral. It's definitely worth a quick look around during your time in the historic district.

Thank skreshtool
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to see the Cathedral during the Independence Day celebration on the plaza, but the inside of the building was closed off for security reasons. It is a huge cathedral with intricate workmanship on the outside---and here, you can truly see the signs of...More

Thank Judith F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Within walking distance to our hotel. I wanted to treat my mom to visit the Cathedral and both were awed at how beautiful this Cathedral is. Said many prayers and will visit again.

Thank LettyTrujilloAlvarez
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent a grand total of 15 minutes at this place. There was no bell tour when we visited and a service was in progress.

Thank Vijay K
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have not seen historic Mexico City without stopping inside this enormous edifice. It is full of historic/religious representations, art, and artifacts - you can read all about these in the many guidebooks. The big 4 items to notice: 1. Walk down the sloping floor...More

Thank Monty S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Metropolitan Cathedral on the Zocalo in Mexico City was a disappointment. The grandure of this building's interior was obscured by oddly erected features. One gets no clear line of sight to the high altar or key shrines. The building like many in Mexico City...More

Thank Berjalanan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral is beautiful but be aware that it's not always open. It's randomly closed but if you get to go inside, yo can have a tour up to one of the Bell Towers and enjoy an incredible view of the Zocalo and Palacio Nacional....More

Thank Fer A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is another of those huge cathedrals which shows the Spanish influence. We were there while a mass was in progress, and appreciated the music from the magnificent organ. However it also meant that a fair bit of the cathedral was blocked off. Well worth...More

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is worth a visit. The interior is Spectacular, and a bit over the top, but one has to marvel at the workmanship and labor it took to build such an edifice. It is truly one of the monuments to Catholicism, and an anchor...More

Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Exterior and Interior. We were told not to take pictures from my iPhone when I only saw the sign saying or with diagram displaying "No Flash" and I didn't use flash... Amazing Cathedral otherwise though as we compare to the ones we've visited in...More

Thank Cary L
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
9 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
22 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
22 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