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“Oldest and largest cathedral in western hemisphere”

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the largest churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo.
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“Oldest and largest cathedral in western hemisphere”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Another must-see in Mexico City! Huge and unique, as well as historic. This is the oldest and largest cathedral in the Western hemisphere, overlooking the Zocalo.

Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful architecture”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The Metropolitan Cathedral was the most stunning church we visited in Mexico City. It is beautiful on the outside and inside. We went late on a Sunday afternoon, and there were two masses being held in two of the sanctuaries at the same time. Interesting place and worth the trip inside if you are near the Zocalo.

Visited April 2014
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“INSPIRING”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The plaza in which this church sits is enormous and rivals anything that you will see in Rome. For 20 pesos we took a tour to the top of the Cathedral. Well worth it. The narration was only in Spanish. You will be walking on rough stone and laid out boards and on even surfaces. This is the cost (or benefit) from being in a non-litigious society. Be careful and do not whine!

Visited April 2014
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“A wonderful cathedral”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Entering in the cold space of the cathedral is a blessing after the hotness in the Zocalo. This cathedral is magnificent, as it couldn't be otherwise, since the conquistadores had to build something to rival with the old splendor of the native city. The most curious thing about the building, however, is its very resemblance to the inclinated tower of Pisa (in Italy), for the same reason: the cathedral is built on soft terrain, and it is getting inclinated...

Visited May 2013
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“Busy yet, prayerful”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I stumbled across the Cathedral accidentally, on my way to the Basillica. As I had time between Turibus's I explored. A beautiful church, with vary Spanish style ornamentation in the side chapels. there was a spirit of peace pervading the sacred space, in spite of the many people thronging it. The noises from the street markets were also kept at bay and the silence was allowed to continue.
There were 2 other churches there and both were beautiful in their own right and also worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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