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Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Senora de Monterrey

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Address: Zuazua y Ocampo | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 8 3427831
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Taking center stage on Monterrey's Gran Plaza, this historical baroque...

Taking center stage on Monterrey's Gran Plaza, this historical baroque cathedral took more than 150 years to complete during the 17th century.

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Many visitors do not know that the Cathedral has many crypts, where the bishops of Monterrey who have died during their service for the community are resting. This area is in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't go far out of my way to see this church. It is small but well kept. Worth a look if you see it a few blocks away.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

But everyone knows that Monterrey was never very big on investing in religion. If you are looking for really beautiful religious edifices, Zacatecas is a great destination. There you will find many such, in the city and surrounding it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Many visitors do not know that the Cathedral has many crypts, where the bishops of Monterrey who have died during their service for the community are resting. This area is in the semi basement and the entrance is via the Blessed Sacrament chapel.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is beautiful church is free and boasts beautiful architecture and artwork inside, worth a look.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I love the Arquitecture and the different signs that melt one on another from centuries back into what today you see on the front even though the stories tell It wasn't finished. The best kept secet is the chapel in it's left side is called El Sagrario de la Catedral, there is where you find the jewels!!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Im not religious at all but i can appreciate the beautiful architecture of this cathedral. Its right by the macro plaza. I reccomend to swing by if in area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Close to barrio antiguo, this church must be visited to understand the pride of the people from town, very nice place and open until late at night, always people coming in and out and food available in the close surroundings.

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is a really nice cathedral. It does look really special at night because of the lights around it.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

When one thinks of cathedrals in Mexico big and beautiful come to mind. This one, in comparison, was small and almost austere. But I loved it. It is a peaceful place to wander and enjoy after the hustle and bustle of Mexico City. Right in the centre of town. I was very fortunate to get a "private tour". There weren't... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Monterrey's Cathedral is small compared to the Cathedrals in Puebla and Mexico city. There is a big difference between them. Puebla's cathedral is the priettiest of all with an amazing organ instrument. Monterrey's cathedral is austere compared to other Mexican cathedrals.

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