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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  • The Cathedral was a nice place to sit and reflect. Our fellow observers were very reverent, although a guard did have to ask one fellow to remove his baseball cap. It was interesting to see the...  more »
  • The Cathedral and the church next to it just take your breath away. It is so big and so beautiful. Any city in the world would be privileged to have a church like this. That said there are...  more »
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  • Nice historical monument - built by the Spanish conquerors in 1500. Free and open entry to public. It is located very close to National Palace and is on the Constitution Square, a spot that all Mexican visitors must visit!
  • Beautiful Cathedral. One of Mexico City Architectural gems. It is something to see, don’t miss it. You can even attend mass on the church too. Inside it has amazing art and sculptures.
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