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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Very interesting visit!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2015
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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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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The Cathedral is beautiful and pretty big. It is worth the visit! Depending on the time of the day, it may have a lot of people in there. Despite everything, the visit should not take that long, but you must see it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

This cathedral was absolutely stunning. It seems to be absolutely huge as there are 3 entrances to get into it. The sinking of the cathedral is demonstrated by pendulums that they have placed in the church so that they can measure the sinking. The gold gilded chapels and altars are so stunningly beautiful my jaw dropped open when we walked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

The Cathedral is sinking and you can totally see that inside. There is an indicator showing how it has shifted over the years. You can also see the Aztec temple over which it was built. Besides being beautifully done with all the artwork and detail, it is an interesting building to see and understand.

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Thank Rossana2005
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Lovely old building next to the temple mayor. Services held regularly tours are also available. Great back drop to Zocola square - heart of the old city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The cathedral is impressive but the highlight is doing the tour up the tower for 20 pesos and walking across the roof and bell tower

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Really worth a visit and please take your time. There is a lot to see and its some escape from the city stress outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Very pretty building. This is a photo opt that you will need to stop and pull over to get a great shot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

You need to sit around and drink in the atmosphere both in the cathedral and in the plaza outside ! Very atmospheric - shame the whole city is sinking !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Everything inside is mesmerising like a scene from a movie. I visited early morning when the sun rays fall from the open places. Well located and the feature of this cathedral is the bell tower. Almost everything inside was gold. If you go behind, you will find the entrance to the museum of temple mayor. Visit the cathedral before the... More 

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