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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

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One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo.
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Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Centro Histórico
52 5 5129467
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Reviewed yesterday

Pass quietly into this beautiful cathedral and get a sense of the hundreds of years it has watched over the Plaza Mayor. No cost to visit.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you’ve been to European churches and cathedrals, this might be less impressive because of the lack of upkeep the churches display. The buildings are odd because there are two churches built right next to each other (smaller church with the dark red bricks). Sadly,...More

Thank kicsinike
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is breathtakingly beautiful. It’s large, intricate, detailed, and slightly sinking. No need to go inside since the outside is so beautiful.

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Zocalo square was overcrowded and over-touristy with hunderds of street performers, marquee tents and souvenirs.. the cathedral is still impressive and worth a visit - still feels like a sanctuary from the outside

Thank R0sstheB0ss
Reviewed 5 days ago

A magnificent church with a wonderful history. I attended a staged presentation in period costumes one evening that described the building of the church in it´s historical context. It was visually stunning. There were also two wonderful organs that sounded fantastic. I tried to get...More

Thank _ronkstevens
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built on top of pre-columbian ruins, this church and its accompanying sacristy has been sinking into the soft lake bead. But it has been correct (mostly) and it is a jewel of Spanish colonial architecture. Designed by Spanish architects, but built by Mexican indigenous and...More

Thank mario a
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is absolutely beautiful. The cathedral is huge, laid out similar to European cathedrals. The altar in the main chapel is spectacular, with intricate carvings and covered in gold leaf. The side chapels are stunning as well. The place is comparable to the cathedrals...More

Thank Bill38360
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great church and impressive inside. I didn't have much time, but was a great visit. I will definitely go back and spend some longer time

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful, most antiquated cathedrals I have ever been able to visit. The history and artwork here are incredible. Definitely worth a visit to see the details and beautiful art in the cathedral. Right across from other major CDMX attractions.

Thank Audry K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A magnificent Cathedral where you find some Peace amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. Clean and well maintained. A nice spot with lots to see in close proximity.

Thank Sherlock-usa
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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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20 November 2017|
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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