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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

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Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
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52 5 5129467
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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My wife and I were very fortunate to find a truly great driver and guide while in Mexico City. Roberto works from the front of the Galeria Plaza Reforma Hotel in Downtown... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I were very fortunate to find a truly great driver and guide while in Mexico City. Roberto works from the front of the Galeria Plaza Reforma Hotel in Downtown Mexico City. He has a large American car and speaks both English and Spanish. He really know Mexico City and where to visit. We spent two full days... More 

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Beautiful decorations but when you look at them carefully you will find many head hanging there~ and the color is a bit different from other countries's Catholic Church 🙏🏼

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We went to mass at 8 am on a Sunday. This was one of the fastest mass services I'd every been to - 45 minutes! Advice: 1. If you plan on going to mass, go to the first one in the morning, otherwise, there will be tourists everywhere. 2. The gift shop is almost nonexistent. For religious items there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a jaw-dropping, must-see landmark at the Zocalo. Very photogenic! Go near the CDMX logo for your selfie and make the centuries-old church your beautiful background.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside the Cathedral is amazing. You will a massive organ, it is huge, and so many fantastic paintings, jaw dropping architecture and wonderful sculptures. Just be careful not to disturb people who actually went to pray, it is an active cathedral so don't wear a hat inside and don't use the flash on your cameras.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral is a must see in Mexico City. Very large. I think largest in Mexico. Right of the zocolo so easy to get to. Ornate interior. Attached is another beautiful church.

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This magnificent architectural masterpiece is a wonder to behold! It is free and open to the public. There is a police presence so very safe there. There are also concerts and the acoustics are mind blowing, This church is located in the zocalo.

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In fabulous condition. Well worth the walk through. Cannot miss it as the historical city is built around it.

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I stood in awe looking at the huge and impressive building that is the Cathedral Metropolitana. It is said to be the largest cathedral in the southern Americas and it is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. The church itself has four facades with several portals and two bell towers. Inside are many chapels, each of... More 

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This is a great building. Is monumental and is located in the center of the city. You can enjoy the paintings and all the details in it.

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