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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (34 reviews)
“side chapels” (19 reviews)
“pipe organ” (14 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Centro Historico
52 5 5129467
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ground covers a huggge block, essentially the entire end of the zocalo. Activities surrounded the ground, turibus tours to the left, museo temple mayor to the right, the government building to the right. Tour the church your self, but be courteous when there are...More

Thank fisherdvm
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Cathedral is not luxury as many others, but the history behind is very significant e interesting was built over an Aztec Temple in 1524. The Cathedral is located in the Zocalo and acceding by Metro is very easy. The entry is free.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

An old colonial church which is worth seeing to contrast with the modern architecture of th Basilica.

Thank jlleon7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I teared up when our Uber rounded the corner into Zócalo. Tears continued inside the church. Make sure to explore both entrances to the cathedral! You are welcome to explore during mass, but certain parts of the cathedral will be reserved for worshippers.

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've seen many Cathedrals in Mexico... and this one doesn't disappoint. Like much of the Zocalo, it's kind of dirty on the outside but the inside is very impressive.

Thank Johnny L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've never been in a cathedral so ornate or enormous! Quite the sight. There was definitely a reverence inside.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've traveled to so many cathedrals around the world- the Vatican in Rome, the big one in Milan, the main one in Munich, Notre Dame in Paris.... It's nice to see the architecture, but this cathedral didn't strike us as special. We strolled through and...More

Thank utfiero
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a huge cathedral with a majestic organ. Make sure you go up to the bell tower, the view is spectacular.

Thank funkypurplehaze
Reviewed 1 week ago

This on the main square in the historic center of Mexico City. It is free to enter and explore, just not during a serivce. the Gold alter is amazing.

1  Thank TheTraveler67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a treasure in the heart of Mexico City. Baroque altar is a must see. If you want to attend a mass, in Spanish, they have it almost every hour right when you enter the church. Massive church, amazing interior. When you head out there...More

1  Thank dbelle28
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro
Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings
and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico
City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio
Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas
Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
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Peter C
8 August 2017|
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Response from Bodericas | Reviewed this property |
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
22 March 2017|
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Response from MayaBianca54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are tours every 45 minutes or so, and you can find the info at the entrance of the cathedral, either on a stand or on a table. As to the dress code, remember: you are visiting a city, not the beach, and you are... More
22 March 2017|
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Response from theREALmle | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember the exact hours for the bell tower tours. I want to say they started at the top of every hour. Tours are entirely in Spanish so if your Spanish is good you'll be fine. My Spanish is not so good, so I... More