Metropolitan CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: 52-5555100440
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
Metropolitan Cathedral - A Cathedral in Mexico City, Mexico. Built across three centuries, this monumental church combines Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical elements. It’s one of the most important Christian landmarks in the world, especially considering that it contains the Christ of Poison. The foundation of this church rests on a temple dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec God of War, which was destroyed by the Spanish. Once, it seemed that this rich building was in danger as it had begun sinking into the ground but careful geo-architectural work has restored it. The attractions to watch for are the ornate front façade, the many statues and paintings, the sacristy, the various chapels the baroque choir, the shrine, the catacombs and the Altar of Forgiveness. Impressive from every angle, the cathedral leaves every visitor in awe.
- Bell tower - 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.
- Check the schedules for the the occasional Light And Sound show: the Voices of the Cathedral.
- Buy some of the precious stones sold in front of the cathedral.
- Wear modest clothing when visiting.
- Zocalo Metro Station
- Restaurante Harumi
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95% of people who visit Mexico City include Metropolitan Cathedral in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
50.28% of people start their Metropolitan Cathedral visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Metropolitan Cathedral
80.48% of people prefer walking in order to reach Metropolitan Cathedral
Very large, very grand, very beautiful. Beautiful chapels and quiet places reserved for prayer. Magnificent organ. While we were there a treble Cantor was assisting in the liturgy of the mass - incredibly moving. Try to get a tour of the tomb of the Archbishops below the church.
Very beautiful and worth a visit. If you have a chance to hear the organ it's amazing. It's a shame this was built on top of some truly grand temples, but you have to understand the world as it was at the time. Do spend time strolling inside as well as around the entire grounds.
Big and monumental, bud in need of cleaning and repair. The construction is quite simple, but it is a mixture of several styles. I liked combination of stone and brick masonry. The interior combines simple wallls with no adornments and rich alterpieces completely covered with gold. Sometimes too much, perhaps.
Although what this colonial baroque jewel was built on top off, was probably more unique and amazing, one cannot deny the beauty of the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heavens. It is interesting to note how much it has sinked throughout the last centuries, having its construction started in 1573, and completed in 1813. It is definitively worth a visit, taking time to stroll inside
Huge and amazing. But history is a sad. Every year is slanted. You can figure out watch and when yo are walking inside.