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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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“bell towers” (53 reviews)
“side chapels” (20 reviews)
“pipe organ” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
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 6 days ago

The most famous place in Mexico from a religious stand point lives up to its name. I would recommend going in for a while and then staying around the area, so worth it.

Thank roberon99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place to visit and see for your self the wonder of the Spanish Colony, how can they build a magnificent building

Thank Cesar V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good opportunity to see part of the catholic history in America. The old building is amazing, and the solution for visitors in the new building is also useful.

Thank Rodrigo S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is pretty. It is still being used, making it harder to explore. It's worth a half hour, but that's about it.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the outside of the vast Metropolitan Cathedral is an eclectic journey through various epoques, the interior is pure, abundant baroque. Make sure to have a guided tour through the building. The pendulum below the central dome gives a well comprehensible account of the city's...More

Thank kr0elle
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the most important catholic cathedrals in the world. One of the largest as well. I recommend going to the bells up there, there is a tour for less than 2USD. Amazing place, must-see when you're in Mexico City.

Thank fcz5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the tour of the bell towers you won't regret it. You learn a lot about the cathedral and see some great views

Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though neither my wife not I are religious we like to visit places like this whenever we travel. This is nice cathedral, you are allowed to to photos (no flash). At the time if our visit they had a service which we listened for...More

Thank Izudin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is beautiful and there are lots of thing happening on weekends. Very busy and crowded. The market on Weekend is very good. You can try local cuisine and buy lots of things. There are also some traditional healing around and they are fascinating...More

Thank Willy Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see in the Zocalo. The side chapels have a few interesting scenes but the historical significance, the architecture and the location are spectacular. Ask in advance what activities are happening in the square since you may run into a concert, an activist march or...More

Thank Kirt M
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
21 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
21 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