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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
52 5 5129467
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is very interesting site, since it was built on Aztec Templo Mayor by the Spaniards The altar is spectacular and there are interesting stories that it is so heavy that it is sinking.

Thank 796arturoo
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

How could you not visit it. It takes up one entire side of the Zocalo. Other than being big, the various altars to both sides are just nice and surely you will not regret a visit

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Beautiful cathedral, too bad the entire center of the city is sinking (12 mts so far), but the church is gorgeous, be ware you cannot take pictures inside the cathedral.

Thank Roxana B
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

To be honest, you're going to see the Cathedral if you're in Mexico City. It's worth taking a closer look and going inside. It's impressive enough in its own right, but I've seen much more beautiful churches and cathedrals so far in my two month...More

Thank MacDollar66
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

It's a very good place to see over Mexico city, however you need take carrier, case has a lot of people outside and cab be an unsafe place.

Thank Marco Túlio M
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This cathedral is so cool. The entire aura of this place is divine. Its a huge place and holds many secrets. You have to visit here to feel the energy.

Thank PushkinBansal
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Cathedral location is in the main square with lots of things to do after your visit to the Cathedral. It is a beautiful Cathedral and a rare treasure.

Thank jbn60
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Catedral is by no means one of the most beautiful churches in Mexico City, let alone in Mexico but, historically, it is something of an awe-inspiring place--especially when considered in tandem to it's "sunken" neighbor, the Aztec Templo Mayor. There are the requisite creepy statues...More

Thank MayaIvanovna123
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Comparable to many european Catholic cathedrals. Shows a time in the history of latin/central America with the transition to Catholicism. Irreplaceable statuary and Gold decorations. Must see.

Thank Teodoro H
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I am not specially fond of churches, I think you've seen one of each style you've seen them all, but this one is special because it was built by slaved Aztecs, who had never built anything like this, and not by seasoned mason workers. That...More

Thank Luis C
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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21 November 2017|
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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