Plaza de la Constitución,
Centro Histórico,
Ciudad de México

Mexico City Cathedral is located in the very centre of the city and is one of the largest catholic churches in Latin America. It is located in Constitution Square (Zócalo) and comprises of five naves and 16 lateral chapels.

The construction process of the cathedral started in 1573 and took almost 300 years to complete but its inner and outer beauty made it worth the wait.

Stepping inside the cathedral will unveil the internal beauty of this building with altarpieces which date from the 16th and 17th centuries, and the outside is just as impressive with a spectacular neoclassical facade. The cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and measures 55m wide and 110m long and was built on top of the ruins of an Aztec Temple residence which explains why it has been sinking since it was built.

Mexico City Travel Guide

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