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 is magnificent and the chapels are imposing in a variety of styles. Mass takes place throughout the day and visitors are welcome to attend.  more »
  • We stopped here on a morning tour of the Zocalo. It is a magnificent cathedral and not to be missed. What student for me were the two wooden organs. One was built in Spain and shipped here and the...  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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