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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

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Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
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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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Part of must see in Zocalo

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... read more

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Trnava
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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 House.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 get a position close enough to the main alter. It was a wonderful spiritual experience.... More 

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 of the towers to get a good view of the main square (El Zocalo). Read... More 

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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 part of them, show the different paintings and the organ.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mexico Cathedral is absolutely caverous and well worth a visit. it's not something you will see quickly though as it is so huge and ornate. The square outside is the biggest I think I've ever seen and features in a recent James Bond movie. The cathedral is located right in the heart of the city and easily accessible by vehicle... More 

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Over the Years I visited all over the world cathedrals but the one that impress me more was Metropolitan. Love it

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Didn't understand a word of the service, but attending mass in such a historic place was definitely worthwhile. It's probably worth having a guide because there is a lot of detail and there are many things to see in and around the cathedral.

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While at the Zocalo, it's worth taking a look inside the Cathedral. What caught my eye and ear was the organ. I don't know if the music I heard was from the organ itself or from a recording, but it was just as incredible.

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When you visit Mexico City the historic district is one of the place you have to go without a doubt, full of history,art and culture all located in the 'Zocalo' or main square is a big place with the Mexican flag in the middle, buildings are dated back from the 16th century or even before that and the cathedral is... More 

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