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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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Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Centro Historico
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52 5 5129467
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Regardless of your faith I think is a great place to visit Is very interesting to explore the different altars, take a look of the organ and the pulpits and as a bonus observe in the outside the windows from the past You may be...More

Thank abcotur
Reviewed 2 days ago

After many Cathedrals we have visited over the world this is extraordinary. Visit the unearthed ruins at the back of the cathedral. This area has been built over the top of an older city.

Thank Min4647
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even a non-believer can appreciate the architecture and skill that went into building this Cathedral and in the adornments inside.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit. It feels more like a complex of churches. Beautiful gold leaf altar. They have the biggest organ ever! This is a practicing church.

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see in Mexico City. It is truly beautiful inside. The Cathedral has 2 alters. The 1st alter has a crucifix with a very interesting story behind it.

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful from inside and outside. Free of charge. When you go to Zocalo, what is must see in Mexico, you cannot miss it. Beautiful view on Zocalo and Cathedral is from terraces restaurants on top of historical buildings around Zocalo, for example Primer Cuadro Steak...More

Thank RolandNavratil
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a magnificent structure. We attended mass on Sunday at noon and this was offered by the Cardinal of Mexico. The church was in its glory, with candles lit and the place sparkled. The choir sang so beautifully. If you can, go early to...More

Thank FriendlyTripper
Reviewed 6 days ago

Is like visiting a few different churches each door conducts to a separate temple. It is beautiful and spiritual place to check.

Thank jacruzpr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A church full of history. Structurally challenged by the sinking of the city. Anyone interested in architecture or civil engineering will find it amazing. Built in area of archaeological findings this cathedral is an icon of Mexico City. Try to get up to the top...More

Thank Colesterol
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is magnificent. If you visit is good to have a guide, these persons are at the door and will offer their services. Ask for the fees first. They will take you through the outside and inside the different buildings and tell you each...More

Thank PSztain
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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
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SoCalCoug2
1. Is there a schedule for the Bell Tower/roof access/tours? 2. Where does one sign up for the tour or access at the Cathedral? 3. Do we need to wear pants or dresses for the bell tower tour or to access the Cathedral? We will be making our way back home from Cancun in early August, and would prefer not to have to pack pants and dresses if they are not required and instead wear our shorts and tshirts. Thanks!
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
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SoCalCoug2
Can you wear shorts into the Cathedral and on the Bell Tower tour? We will be coming back from Cancun the first week of August and won't pack pants if they're not needed, but would be wearing knee length shorts and t-shirts most likely. Also, is there a schedule for the Bell Tower tours? Thanks!
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
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emilyserrano56
How much is it to get married there?
4 February 2017|
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Response from frank c | Reviewed this property |
This is the contact link. Post your query there, in Spanish - if you can. They probably can understand English, but you will get a better and faster response in Spanish. There are several different altars in the cathedral... More
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