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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

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Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Phone Number:
52 5 5129467
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral...

One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo.

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Take a tour of the roof and bell towers!

For a couple bucks we took a tour up onto the roof of this very old cathedral. The tour was in Spanish so we understood very little and tried to eavesdrop on this lady who had an... read more

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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a couple bucks we took a tour up onto the roof of this very old cathedral. The tour was in Spanish so we understood very little and tried to eavesdrop on this lady who had an English translator with her. Still, it was amazing and I can't believe they let people go on the roof. Great views and great... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This massive church rivals any you'll find in Europe. It's well worth a look. The smaller front chapel features a black Christ. There are many masses during the week and weekends. Main altar masses on Saturday are at noon, 6, 7 pm. Sundays 8, 10:30, 1:30, 4, 5, 6 , and 7 pm at the main altar. At noon the... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a huge Catholic cathedral that is amazingly embossed in gold in worship altars. The guards offer tours to give the history but we enjoyed just strolling through the architectural wonder. It is amazing to consider the amount of wealth in that one building, and what it took to construct it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's well worth visiting and taking time to see all the saints, chapels and main altar including the huge vaults domes and gold vestibule and inner room of organs still in use.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is 3 churches in one. Don't make the mistake that some people made where they just entered the entrance close to the National Palace and think that they have seen it. The other entrances are also open and they have different architectures. You can attend mass in all of them - it is in Spanish. Very beautiful. Do not... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on 1/11/2027. The cathedral is beautiful outside. The dome and decor are OK. We spent about 40 minutes at the cathedral.

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Mexico city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous! It is not just a big church. Here, as in the Basilica, you can witness the devotion and faith of the Mexican people. The cathedral is open everyday, all day and it is bustling at all times. A must during this visit is a tour to the bell towers. Absolutely incredible views that are rarely seen by your average... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice in general but lacks something. The Altars, the exterior and some of the interior is Awesome! The detail on the Altars and some of the interior decoration is Amazing. you get the feeling of a lot of bare space on the interior walls. Lacks coziness and a lot of tainted windows! A must see in the city!

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Eston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cathedral is awe inspiring to say the least. I attended mass there and was overwhelmed with the beauty of this historic site in the Zocalo of Mexico City. It is busy with visitors as well as locals with numerous opprotunities to walk through, light a candle, attend mass or a baptism( which happens many times a day on the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grand, but not awe-inspiring. Exterior interesting to see results of sinking into the lake bed that Mexico City is built on. Interior has a huge gilded altar. An active church used by locals. Saw people gathering for baptisms and many three-year old little girls dressed up in truly white dresses.

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