If you look for a reason to leave the church, there it is when thinking how this sumptuous place was constructed
The "Catedral" in downtown is the most important building of the "Colonial" buildings in Mexico City. It was the most important cathedral of the Spanish Empire in Latam, and still is a magnificent building. Mexico's downtown is built above of what used to be a lake, so it is sinking a bit every year. This only adds to the building's... More
I cannot rate this as one of the most spectacular Cathedrals I have ever seen but in a way I prefer that. It is beautiful and it was wonderful to witness a service while we viewed the interior. It didn't take long to see this sight but it was a good part of our tour of the city.
My guide book suggested I would want to spend days looking round. I only stayed about ten minutes. The whole of the back of the cathedral was inaccessible and the choir which I was most keen to see was shut til February for restoration. Not a good time to visit sadly.
So, I am not much of a church person, but I know beauty when I see it and this place was amazing, I wonder where all the wealth came from to make something as fantastic as this. When you are in the area you can walk around and there is a lot to see within a few short blocks
we very much enjoyed our visit inside the cathedral. there was a service going on, so we only got to see half.. Very impressive with the gold overlay, but even more interesting was the swinging pendulum in the middle to indicate "sway" should the ground move...ie earthquake.. Just fascinating !
Simple beautiful impressive Cathedral. Emotional and can make your heart stop beating. Not to mention its built over a former MesoAmerican site. Understand if you come at 4PM they allow you to tour the top levels. Stunning.
We've been to so many cathedrals in the last year it's pretty hard to impress us. A huge, ornate cathedral but I was more taken with the significant shift in the floors both inside and outside. I was amazed that the earthquakes had not caused more damage after seeing the results of the heaving. We were much more in awe... More
It's a very Spanish cathedral. A lot of gold, 14 chapels, great art. Most interesting sculptures are Black Christ and Cocoa Christ, hundreds of padlocks in front of St. Jose chapel.
You only need to spend a few moments here, but it's worth the visit. It's a very large cathedral with a dramatic entrance - so much gold! It is located right in the center, near the National Palace.
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