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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
52 5 5129467
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One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (33 reviews)
“side chapels” (23 reviews)
“pipe organ” (16 reviews)
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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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52 5 5129467
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"bell tower"
in 33 reviews
"side chapels"
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"pipe organ"
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"main altar"
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"latin america"
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"worth a visit"
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"aztec temple"
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"take pictures"
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"national palace"
in 16 reviews
"visiting mexico city"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 14 reviews
"mass"
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"pendulum"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed yesterday

Metropolitan cathedral is the largest cathedral in America continent, located at the north side of the Zocalo. Amazing architecture from both outside and inside. Entrance is free.

Thank ClaudioY8
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Inspiring hug cathedral with a lot of mexican influences can be seen inside. FREE to visit. Thx! Viva Mexico

Thank Roland S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had hoped to pay to climb up the bell tower, but as of April 2018, it is closed for renovation and I believe the guide said it would not open for a few months.

Thank kbraden64
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was as grand and gold gilded as any European Cathedral. Beautiful inside and loaded with history. The surrounding square is something to see.

Thank themija6
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Metropolitan cathedral is a huge and stunning building in the heart of Mexico City's historic centre. It is situated on Zocalo, the city's large main square. Its impressive size and beautiful medley of architectural styles makes the Metropolitan cathedral a treasure worth discovering.

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful inside and out! Allots of people and hard to take pictures but is worth to visit! You can go to the top by the bells for a small fee and see the city from there. We did not had enough time so we...More

Thank barbara1932
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is massive! It is located on one side of the Zocalo, so it is easy to combine a trip to the Palacio Nacional and Templo Mayor. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Stefanie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are more beautiful churches in Mexico, but the Metropolitan Cathedral is impressive by it‘s sheer size. You can easily combine it with the other sites around Zócalo such as Templo Major, Palacio National and the Supreme Court of Justice. Do not miss the golden...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the years it has withstood including natural disasters the cathedral is a picture of beauty. The architecture coupled by the interior design is something to marvel. There is a constant flow of people entering and leaving, but that does not take away from its...More

Thank JDSoui
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit right next to Zocalo square. Cathedral one of the history buildings. Free of charge and nice to stroll inside and visit all the saints.

Thank Saul A
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November 21, 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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Yolanda F
November 20, 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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Response from Bodericas | Reviewed this property |
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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