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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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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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Amazing building right in the heart of Mexico City. Just go inside a have a look to the gorgeous interior - altars, statues and many more. Definitely recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Amazing building right in the heart of Mexico City. Just go inside a have a look to the gorgeous interior - altars, statues and many more. Definitely recommended.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Full of art and beautiful cathedral with many history, you can pick up a guide to get more explanation about everything... Cause everything has a meaning, of course!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is one of the most amazing churches I've visited in Mexico City. The architecture and statues are truly beautiful and tell a story of hundreds of years of formation. It is one of the most important churches in the city and a must see when in Mexico City.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is an amazing building with impressive architecture and art work and a breathtaking organ. The building is listing as it was built over a ancient Aztec temple and reportedly is sinking. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is a great landmark. But the experience for visitors is not ideal--you must pay to view the paintings in the sacristy, and while you're trying to see them from behind a rope a sour-faced attendant is calling out for other people to come in. Then if you happen to be there around closing time (5:00) the attendants rudely shoo... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

If you're Canadian and especially from the west side, you don't have Castles or really even old buildings. Castles are from Europe right? Well right in North America there is one that's not to be missed. With its European flair and Mexican backdrop, keep this on your top 5 places to see in Mexico City

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

The Metropolitan Cathedral was built over the Aztec Templo Mayor the most important Aztec Temple, the spanish conquerors use the stones of the ancient temple to build the Cathedral and clean the spirits and energy of the human sacrifices made by the aztecs. Its architecture is really impresive beautiful, it is very interesting walk tothe center of the Cathedral and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

It's an amazing place! It's worth a try. Also there are a lot of places to visit in the surroundings Un lugar impresionante! Vale la pena darse una vuelta.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

I've been in many cathedrals, from New York to London to Paris, and this one had me open-mouthed amazed. Its sheer size was awe-inspiring, and the ornate altars, intriguing chapels, and art all add to the allure. If you're anywhere near the historical district of Mexico City, be sure to step inside and wander around. The adjacent building is impressive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven . It is situated atop the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor on the northern side of the Plaza de la Constitución in Downtown Mexico City. The cathedral was built in sections from 1573 to 1813 around the original church that was constructed soon... More 

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