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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.
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  • Average6%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Centro Historico
52 5 5129467
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Reviewed yesterday

You must visit , it is the largest Cathedral in America, and a example of Hispanic American Art. We took a guided tour and it was worth it-

Thank mvesquer
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful inside out the architecture and history behind everything is what makes this place different!! love this cathedral and it has many amenities beside it!! There are many Tourist attractions right beside it and restaurantes!! Different cultures dancing it is a taste of what makes...More

Thank Worldonaloop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral. We visited as part of our sacred sites in Latin America. Amazing architecture. Don't miss the bell tower tour. Our guide did not speak English but plenty of our tour colleagues were bilingual making it more special for us - new friends!

Thank Wisewomyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Metropolitan Cathedral is extremely impressive in its size and grandeur. We visited both during a service and later, when it was over. The architecture is very interesting and the scale of the building is simply breathtaking. Subsidence and earthquake damage have made it list...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be the most beautiful church I have ever seen. It is enormous and absolutely awe inspiring. You are allowed to take pictures and stroll around as long as you like. It is easy to get to just by getting off at the Zocalo...More

Thank prance
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone won't miss this largest cathedral in the Plaza de la Constitución. Two towers and the facades are most attractive after the reconstruction work .

Thank bryanhoho
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful old cathedral in the centre of Mexico City on one side of the square in Zocalo. It is over 200 years old and is the biggest cathedral in the Americas. It is colonial Spanish architecture and a must see.

Thank Taki P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always so lively with music, people and great things happening in the square around it. The cathedral itself is magnificent and grand.

Thank Sachin A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a number of hours of a layover, so grabbed an Uber and headed downtown. It was Easter Saturday, so the cathedral was filled with lots of people and flowers. The Spanish colonial architecture is absolutely beautiful. So much detail and history in that beautiful...More

Thank Travelnica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, obviously, there are not that many cathedrals of this age and scale, so it attracts some attention. But, frankly, I wouldn't call it outstanding or unforgettable.

Thank heckfy
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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1. Is there a schedule for the Bell Tower/roof access/tours? 2. Where does one sign up for the tour or access at the Cathedral? 3. Do we need to wear pants or dresses for the bell tower tour or to access the Cathedral? We will be making our way back home from Cancun in early August, and would prefer not to have to pack pants and dresses if they are not required and instead wear our shorts and tshirts. Thanks!
22 March 2017|
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Response from MayaBianca54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are tours every 45 minutes or so, and you can find the info at the entrance of the cathedral, either on a stand or on a table. As to the dress code, remember: you are visiting a city, not the beach, and you are... More
Can you wear shorts into the Cathedral and on the Bell Tower tour? We will be coming back from Cancun the first week of August and won't pack pants if they're not needed, but would be wearing knee length shorts and t-shirts most likely. Also, is there a schedule for the Bell Tower tours? Thanks!
22 March 2017|
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Response from theREALmle | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember the exact hours for the bell tower tours. I want to say they started at the top of every hour. Tours are entirely in Spanish so if your Spanish is good you'll be fine. My Spanish is not so good, so I... More
How much is it to get married there?
4 February 2017|
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Response from frank c | Reviewed this property |
This is the contact link. Post your query there, in Spanish - if you can. They probably can understand English, but you will get a better and faster response in Spanish. There are several different altars in the cathedral... More