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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
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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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Follow the path about the mistery of the Cathedral grounds.

It's nice, but I was not as impressed with this Cathedral as I was with the archeological museum just half a block around a corner. There you can see and learn more about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's nice, but I was not as impressed with this Cathedral as I was with the archeological museum just half a block around a corner. There you can see and learn more about the mistery of the Cathedral Graounds, where was it constructed. That, to me is the most awesome thing about El Zocalo area. You can't miss it, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Which is not easy to say when each Mexican town/city has easily at least one church if not multiple. But this is definitely worth the exploration. When I went there was mass going on and it was packed, even in the middle of the week.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Imponent and beautifull place to visit either catholics or not. Architecture and design is absolutely amazing. The tiny gift store at the corner has beautiful and cheap options for your souvenirs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge catedral, really beautiful paintings and alot of intersting details. Very impressive from the outside as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the church was built centuries back. beautiful attraction inside and out. a very quite and solemn place to visit. could spent more than an hour enjoying the beauty of it. it's a must visit place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The largest cathedral in Mexico, this historical monument holds constant guided tours for 20 pesos, which allows you to go upstairs and visit the bell tower, where you can enjoy from a great view. *Ask inside where the bracelet and brochures are sold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The National Cathedral is one of the hop on hop off stops and worth stopping at. Beautiful Cathedral with n an interssting neighborhood. As an added bonus, there is a Mayan museum with ruins right next to the Cathedral,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church was building since 1573 in the south-west of the temple area of Tenochtitlan the old capital of the Aztecs by using the stones of the old temple. Made by the planes of the Spanisch architect Claudio de Arciniega by planes of the old Gothic cathedrals of Spain. The consecration of the church has been in the1667. The bell... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this church continues to sink into the ground, because of lack of ground water, so go visit it as fast as you can, before it sinks any more. it is quite a sight, inside and out. just sit down inside and watch who comes in and out, and you'll have a most worthwhile experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Mexico for four days and stayed at the Hyatt Regency hotel and took the tourist city centre bus and ended up at the stop next to the Cathedral bus stop. First looked for something to eat and after being harassed by people to visit various eating places went to the Best Western Majestic Hotel restaurant on the 7th... More 

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