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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“side chapels” (22 reviews)
“pipe organ” (15 reviews)
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Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ok, so there are many Catholic Cathedrals / Churches in the world, principally in Europe, but also in South America. I did not find this one to be more impressive or different than any of the rest and almost somewhat darker / more dreary.

Thank JCW703
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful cathedral, well worth the time to see the inside. Part of the Zocalo, it can be visited with other places in the area

Thank 662franklina
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a huge cathedral that is a little run down on the exterior but is very elegant on the inside, with lots of gold leaf and a huge organ. The cathedral was built over the Aztec sacred area (starting in the 1500s) to consolidate...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You know what... it's very pretty on the inside, but I actually found more breathtaking from the outside. There is such detail in the architecture. The open square in front of it is terrific, although when we were there today it was closed off because...More

Thank crapschick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found the cathedral to be very impressive, the square around is very interesting (lots of local culture!) if you go, make sure to take the time to walk around the square and observe people! Felt very safe in the area!

Thank Yourpalmay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is the perfect example of religious architecture in colonial Mexico. Has important details all over the place, main altar, choir booth, organs, chapples and even some excavations of recently found pyramids. Suggest you try to book one of the several private tours (mainly...More

Thank armando v
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the immense pleasure of witnessing an after-hours gregorian vocals concert inside this magnificant church laden with incredible history. It is made of the bricks of the former Aztec Templo Major, and it is sinking into the ground.

Thank Vincent_van_Halsema
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to go during mass to listen to the organ. It doesn't play much, but it is absolutely impressive! The cathedral itself is monumental

Thank Vio_82
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course when we were in Zocalo we visited cathedral it is biggest cathedral in both Americas, it was erected on center of conquested Aztec capital and was built of stouns from destroyed Aztec's temples.

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice cathedral. Worth the visit. First atrium in gold, impressive. Take a look on how the cathedral is sinking into the ground.

Thank Sebastián B
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Response from Oscar L | Reviewed this property |
Some parts of the city centre are quite safe, and this is one of them, as many governmental offices are situated in that area. But it depends where will you be staying as you may need to travel from your hotel for going to... More
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Sí. Uber es la forma más rápida y segura de moverse por la ciudad. Probablemente encuentre más información en el foro de viajes de la Ciudad de México.
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No, my friend, all masses seem to be in Spanish… yet, don't miss the experience: see, smell, listen, feel the crowd, enjoy the Cathedral in such a formal moment. It's an extraordinary experience, regardless of the... More
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