Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), Mexico City

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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  • In the Zocalo and very well located. They have Eucharist every hour and nearby there are other churches that are also divine.
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  • I was overwhelmed by the majesty. In the past, a formal ceremony was held here on the way to Europe by tsunenaga Shikokura (although it was a temporary basilica at that time). Walking through the cathedral, you can see the slope on the floor. I thought that it was a place that symbolizes Mexico City that it is troubled by the subsidence of the ground in such a respect.
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  • The cathedral is absolutely breathtaking. It is an active place of worship, so be mindful of those praying. But take lots of pictures.
  • Metropolitan cathedral is right at zocalo. The church was quite nice and the accoustics were very interesting. The prayers seem to boom in the church creating a very calm atmosphere. It is a quick visit and is open past 5 which means you can visit the cathedral after all the other things close down.
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