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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 yesterday

Located in the Zocalo, this is a massive and beautiful cathedral. We took the Turibus and stopped in this area for a couple of hours. Definitely worth it.

Thank tiroloco-travels
Reviewed 5 days ago

The city is sinking into its former lake bed, and the church shows you all the evidence necessary to believe this. The cathedral is beautiful, lavish, history filled and worth a visit.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful. Be respectful and you'll have a great visit. It is in use. I was surprised by the old school confession area which is not enclosed booths with participants while we were touring thorugh.

Thank SteveCouv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fronting on the Zocalo this is a large and impressive building with some interesting side chapels and a massive organ but the most interesting feature for me is the fact that one side is higher than the other, you will notice the slope in the...More

Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 1 week ago

this cathedral is really very big outside and inside, visited by many people all day long, and without doubt of the must see in the city

Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Spanish architecture. If you go during services you will not be able to see everything. There are also two parts to this Cathedral - the main sanctuary and the smaller chapel next door. Be sure to see both.

Thank taili
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Cathedral is such an icon of Mexican architecture and history - right on the Zocalo, it's a must-see. If you visit the Zocalo, you can't miss it. Near the front entrance (both days I was there) there are traditional Aztec (?) dancers dancing. I...More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love architecture especially churches and cathedral from Colonial era. This Cathedral is huge, gorgeous, and open from morning until around 7pm. Our hotel is arounc Zocalo hence we saw and walked pass it everyday during our visit. We visited the place intermittently for several...More

Thank FennyGrochocki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice cathedral built at different periods The visit is free of charge It is an active church so not all the church can be visited during service

Thank PetiteRoutarde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through the historic city center of Mexico City, we stopped at the Catedral Metropolitana and spent 30 minutes walking around inside, admiring the architecture and artwork. I believe one of the oldest cathedrals in North America. Fascinating history, a bit of sad irony in...More

Thank Jeff B
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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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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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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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