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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
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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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Among cathedrals a must see

Having seen cathedrals in Europe and South America, I must say this is a must see. Spectacular and very unique.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Having seen cathedrals in Europe and South America, I must say this is a must see. Spectacular and very unique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Beautiful cathedral overlooking the main square, beautifully lit and night and well worth a visit. Just lovely

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Mexico City sightseeing without the Cathedral isn't complete. A very interesting building in terms of architecture and art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

The Cathedral is beautifully build and with a lot of details. Inside there are separate rooms to visit separateplaces to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

WOW, from the design to the to the wedding I saw while I was there. It is a very ornate structure that has it all, pilgrims crawling on their knees to get there, to the art work to the devout who pray there to the tourist who come just to see the buildings (that are sinking by the way) As... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We enjoyed taking the tour and found the history interesting. It was not crowed. The interior was typical for Hispanic Cathedrals'. It is a massive structure and we enjoyed the bells that rang on the hour. We stayed at the Zocalo Central Hotel across the street from the Cathedral.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Very cool place, what I loved the most is how these buildings are sinking completely uneven. It makes you a little dizzy, but note how everything isn't in a straight line because they city is slowly sinking and after every earthquake the cathedral has become somewhat crooked.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Impressive, especially the Sacristy. A hidden gem - - not quite the Sistine Chapel, but quite impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

No words tonalli describe this magnificent building, one of the places you must visit at least once in your lifetime

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

The cathedral presents an insight to the rich architectural history of the city. The entry to the choir room is available for five pesos, and Is recommended since the wood work is astonishing.

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