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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Centro Histórico
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited the Cathedral as part of a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Gaudalope. Back here in the states we think of history in terms of the last 200 years or so. This Cathedral took 300 years to build. Great places near by to eat &...More

Thank 573diannav
Reviewed today

This is located on the main square by the President's Palace. It is a huge building and as always the mind boggles at to how such gigantic work was completed without modern technology. It is beautifully appointed with many artefacts which are worth seeing. Part...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed yesterday

The architecture of this building is stunning. Interior has many side chapels with beautiful artwork. Please be respectful--no spaghetti straps/short shorts! I was surprised that no one was at the door, as they do at many churches in Italy, for example. This is ultimately a...More

Thank Maryanne37
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a huge cathedral, but the inside is poorly lit, and the main altar is often closed for services. There are more outstanding decorations around Mexico.

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Read other reviews for history, etc. it’s a beautiful church and should not be missed in the heart of Mexico City.

Thank HBwavehunter
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mexico is one of the biggest christian maiority country in the world. So that, churches and cathedrals are something special in this country. This one is located beside the building where the new president is supposed to leave (and work daily) and in front of...More

Thank Fredthetraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an important place for many in the world of Mexican history and culture. I have seen many cathedrals and places of worship around the globe. It is easy to become jaded after having the degree of exposure I have had. Personally, this was...More

Thank sleepster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture. I have been to churches all over the world and I must say, this is one of the neatest to see

Thank Corry C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dont let the outside look fool you its beautiful inside It took 3 centuries to build this amazing cathedral!! put it on your list for a must see if your travelling in the downtown area!

Thank TheCrazyAlpaca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this Cathedral is impressive in high, content, arquitecture and symbolic value. Is a vivid monument to history and religion in Mexico. here you can understand some of the soul of this people

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C0untY0urBlessings
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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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
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