Metropolitan CathedralCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- 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
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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.
Metropolitan Cathedral Information
- 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.
How To reach Metropolitan Cathedral by Public Transport
- Zocalo Metro Station
Restaurants Near Metropolitan Cathedral
- Restaurante Harumi
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Things to Know Before Visiting Metropolitan Cathedral
95% of people who visit Mexico City include Metropolitan Cathedral in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
41.92% of people start their Metropolitan Cathedral visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Metropolitan Cathedral
61.28% of people prefer walking in order to reach Metropolitan Cathedral
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Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City Reviews
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Beautiful Spanish architecture! This church is a wonderful example of Spanish art and culture! The whole area is lit up during the evenings and looks great! Entry is free. The choir singing is a lovely sight. Photography is allowed inside. Carry enough water and put on your walking shoes as this whole area has wonderful monuments to explore! You can visit all the monuments in one day!
What an awesome place to spend an afternoon! My husband and I were at first unsure if we wanted to visit Mexico City, but we are so glad we did. This cathedral has some of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping architecture you'll come across...anywhere. The art-work is spectacular. It's simply amazing the level of detail it's took to maintain this gem of a cathedral over the years. So glad we came!
Beautiful place! Don't miss it. The glory of the Mexican history in one place. It is good, if you're a believer, if don't you must go to wacht its own beauty.
The cathedral has four façades which contain portals flanked with columns and statues. The two bell towers contain a total of 25 bells. The tabernacle, adjacent to the cathedral, contains the baptistery and serves to register the parishioners. There are two large, ornate altars, a sacristy, and a choir in the cathedral. Fourteen of the cathedral's sixteen chapelsare open to the public. Each chapel is dedicated to a different saint or saints, and each was sponsored by a religious guild. The chapels contain ornate altars, altarpieces, retablos, paintings, furniture and sculptures. The cathedral is home to two of the largest 18th-century organs in the Americas. There is a crypt underneath the cathedral that holds the remains of many former archbishops. Over the centuries, the cathedral has suffered damage. A fire in 1967 destroyed a significant part of the cathedral's interior. The restoration work that followed uncovered a number of important documents and artwork that had previously been hidden. Although a solid foundation was built for the cathedral,the soft clay soil it is built on has been a threat to its structural integrity. Dropping water tablesand accelerated sinking caused the structure to be added to the World Monuments Fundlist of the 100 Most Endangered Sites. Reconstruction work beginning in the 1990s stabilized the cathedral and it was removed from the endangered list in 2000.
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