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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
Cuauhtemoc District
52 5 5129467
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On the side of the Zocalo. Cathedral is huge and beautiful. Inside are many guilded figures and altars. While it’s free to enter, there are a number of different areas you can pay extra to visit. (We didn’t.).

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a tour of this beautiful church. Enjoy the history and absorb the culture. It it s must stop in Mexico City!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank skluge1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Possession of Uber-Baroque style is what makes this interesting as an ecclesiastical visitation experience...but the basic architecture is truly stunning ..if you can disassociate your eye from excessive gilded decorative altars & embellishments that is. Well sited by a huge variety of architecture, shops &...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very impressive church from the outside, but inside, it was utterly disappointing for us. Not much else but heavy-looking structures. Much was roped off in addition.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as you walk inside the cathedral you see the beauty and grandiose columns, nave inside it is so amazing! really should visit!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Efra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is situated atop the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor on the northern side of the Plaza de la Constitución (Zócalo) in Downtown Mexico City! It is a must see!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Mexico City for a wedding (not at the Cathedral!) but took time out to go to the Zocalo, and visit the Cathedral, and were glad we did! It's a beautiful, impressive space. We also saw a group of worshippers carrying a large...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DAPJr112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to what I read, the cathedral has now been stabilized. Due to it's construction on what was essentially a swamp, the foundation was compromised over the years. This is a stunning, ornate, fabulous, and beautiful church, but you can still get "the feeling" there....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our last daylight stop in Centro Historico was the indomitable Metropolitan Cathedral. Taking almost 3 centuries to build, the Cathedral has withstood earthquakes and fire to continue to majestically overlook Zocalo Square. The attention to detail of its external Gothic architecture is rivaled by its...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Seeking S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try and come during a sermon when the church is full with people. Lovely cathedral in the centre of the old town.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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