Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), Mexico City

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
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The largest cathedral in the Americas, Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) has a rich, diverse history, beginning with its chosen location on a former Aztec sacred precinct. As you walk the cathedral’s four vast interior domes. filled with five naves and 14 chapels, you will be walking through three centuries of construction, starting in 1567 and finally ending in 1813. A patchwork of styles, originally built from the stones of a temple dedicated to the Aztec god of war, the basilica is now an extraordinary blend of baroque, neo-classical, gothic and Mexican Churrigueresque architecture. Arrange your visit to Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mexico City using our Mexico City attractions planner.
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  • The cathedral isn’t very impressive and there isn’t a great deal to see. You have to pay to get into the area with the organ which isn’t really worth it either. The altar section is completely closed....  more
    The cathedral isn’t very impressive and there isn’t a great deal to see. You have to pay to get into the area with the organ which isn’t really worth it either. The altar section is completely closed....  more »
  • Wonderful church and beautiful building with tons of history spanning colonial and pre-colonial times. Lovely place 
    Wonderful church and beautiful building with tons of history spanning colonial and pre-colonial times. Lovely place  more »
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  • This place is a must if you are in Mexico City's downtown. So much history, art and beautiful architecture to witness. You can pay 10 pesos for extra attractions inside, they are worth it, as their beauty is mesmerizing. They have lots of extra safety measures during the pandemic, which makes it a safe place to visit.
  • Im not Catholic, and don't understand putting so much money in to a church and the deceased clergy, but....the craftsmanship that went in to it is amazing. Took a tour of the underground, my Spanish is OK, but the tour guide spoke faster than my brain could process. If in the area, worth the trip.

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