Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

Local nameCatedral Metropolitana
LocationCuahutémoc, Mexico City

The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heavens is the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. It is situated atop the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor on the northern side of the Plaza de la Constitución in Downtown Mexico City. The cathedral was built in sections from 1573 to 1813 around the original church that was constructed soon after the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan, eventually replacing it entirely. Spanish architect Claudio de Arciniega planned the construction, drawing inspiration from Gothic cathedrals in Spain.

Due to the long time it took to build it, just under 250 years, virtually all the main architects, painters, sculptors, gilding masters and other plastic artists of the viceroyalty worked at some point in the construction of the enclosure.

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Admission to the cathedral is free.
Admission to the Bell Tower: MXN 16
(The Bell Tower is currently undergoing restoration, please check the official website for more information.)

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +52 55 5208 3200

Address Durango No. 90, 06700 Mexico City, Mexico

Coordinates 19°26'3.455" N -99°7'59.817" E

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