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Mexico City Downtown Tour
"This monumental adventure begins early in the morning with a pickup from your hotel or other locations in Mexico City. From there you will not cease to amaze with the architecture of the buildings in the centric part of the city. The Centro Histórico holds the Mexican Flag surrounded by government and religious buildings such as the “Catedral Metropolitana” “Palacio Nacional”. There is an archaeologicall site there where Mexico started the “Templo Mayor”.  Not far from there the “Palacio de Bellas Artes” “Alameda Central” and “Monumento a la Revolución” will be waiting with all the beauty and history behind them. Also
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Mexico City in One Day: Teotihuacan Pyramids Early Access and Historical City Sightseeing Tour
"After early morning hotel pickup in Mexico City your tour starts with the 30-mile (48-km) drive north to Teotihuacan a World Heritage–listed archaeological site that dates back to 100 BC and is known as the ‘City of the Gods.’ You’ll arrive as soon as the site opens before most tour groups and visitors begin to fill up the place. With an informative guide explore the plazas murals and structures during this peaceful time of day that enhances the ancient city’s already-mystical atmosphere. Hear stories and facts about Teotihuacan’s long history and recent discoveries and see sites like the Temple of Quetzalcoatl
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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes
"After pickup from your Mexico City hotel you will meet your guide and head to historic downtown. There you will visit the Zocalo where the Aztec empire was once seated. Learn from your guide about “The Great Tenochtitlan” which was later demolished by the Spanish conquest to build the colonial city. Admire the wonderful Metropolitan Cathedral and feel the hustle and bustle of loca head to the Palace of Fine Arts known as Palacio de Bellas Artes which is considered one of the world's most beautiful buildings. Here
From $55.00

Catedral Metropolitana Tips (19)

Catedral Metropolitana

The Catedral Metropolitana - the largest church in Latin America - is located on Zocalo Square (hard to miss). It was built over a period of 300 years, starting with the spanish "conquista" and...
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MichaelFalk1969
Jan 23, 2014

Metropolitan Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City (Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María) is the largest and oldest cathedral in the Americas. It is situated atop the former...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Jan 04, 2012

Inside the Cathedral

Our cathedral started being built in 1573 and 250 years passed before it was finished -- this is why the construction has different styles mixed. Templo Mayor is just a few steps away from it, and...
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Laura_Mexico
Aug 03, 2009

Catedral Metropolitana/The Cathedral

One thing I love doing is visiting churches. Its too bad that they dont make them like this any more. First of all admission is free and you can take as many pictures as you like. In Peru and in...
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malianrob
Sep 21, 2008

Metropolitan Cathedral

Once that the Spanish Conquers destroy the Aztec temples, Hernán Cortez order the construction of Catholic Church at the same spot. The cathedral was built with the stones of the destroyed Aztec...
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anagrettel
Oct 17, 2007

The Cathedral

Begun in XVIth century it took almost 250 years to complete. It summarizes the colonial's architectural history: Its plan reflects its renaissance beginnings, the nave and 4 aisles (two of them...
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ciberamigo
May 23, 2006

Cathedral

This antique churche is located on Zocalo, It was constructed when the sanish conquestor destroyed the old aztec religous temples, in order to change their religous Gods, to just one - Catholic Church...
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jumanuel
Mar 15, 2006

Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral is the largest church in Latin America and is worth a visit, although I've seen many more spectacular interiors than this one. The Altar de los Reyes behind the main altar...
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acemj
Dec 27, 2005

Catedral & Sagrario Metropolitanos

Claudio de Arciniega initiated the project of the Catedral Metropolitana. Its contrsuction took 240 years to complete (from 1573 to 1813); but one could also say that it actually took 270 years,...
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AnnaLupilla
Nov 09, 2005

Catedral Metropolitana

Dominating the north end of the Zocalo is the Metropolitan Cathedral. This massive religious building was primarily constructed using the stones of the Aztec temples that stood here before it. The...
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Blatherwick
Aug 26, 2005

Catedral Metropolitana

The Zocalo had an intensity the likes of which I've rarely experienced. Stands crowded close to each other, selling tacos, jewelry, cloth, juices, elotes; the crowd intimidated me a bit on first...
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Daniel_Williams
Apr 03, 2005

The cathedral

The aztecs capitol was called Tenochtitlán and was situated in the middle of what today is Mexico City. In the heart of the capitol the aztecs had a sacred place called Templo Mayor with buildings,...
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Maria_75
Nov 25, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Mexico City

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Torre Latinoamerica

This tower looks a bit dated, but it has the best panoramic view in Mexico City. It is 182 meters high and has 44 levels - the viewing platform can be reached from the 42nd level via a staircase....
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Bellas Artes

I think that you learn alot just by sitting and watching people. I happen to be at the Palcio de Bella Artes and before I went into the building, I just plopped down on the steps with my bottle of...
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Secretaria de Educacion Publica

This building that today serves as the National Department of Education was built as a convent in 17th century. Today its attraction besides its ornate colonial era architecture are the murals painted...
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Plaza Santo Domingo

I'm setting up this page in geographical order, so if you've been reading each tip so far we've been exploring the area right around the Zocalo. If you head a few blocks north of the Zocalo, you'll...
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Museo Franz Mayer

The bulding was built during the XVI century, and after 400 years it was a hospital convent. Nowadays shows one of the most important collections of apply arts: shows, music, teather, literature,...
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Museo del Templo Mayor

There is an excavated area right behind the cathedral with what remains of the main temple in the Aztecs' Tenochtitlan. Next to it there is a museum with displays on history of the Aztec religion and...
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