Churches of Mexico City



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Mexico City has a vast amount of churches in a huge array of architectural styles: gothic, barroque, Italian, etc. All of them enjoy a huge amount of religious art that dates as far back as the XII Century. For anyone interested in Mexico's high devotion for religion, it's Guadalupe Virgin, or fabulous temple, this guide will take you through some of the highlights.

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Day 1 - Mexico City


One must begin any tour of Mexico City churches and religious architectural icons by visiting the oh-so-popular Catedral Metropolitana. English tours are available and, if in luck, one can convince a tour guide to be allowed at the top of this magnificent, enormous church. Follow it by a visit to an amazing museum set in one of the city's earliest Jesuit schools. Your stay will be at the inexpensive Hotel Catedral, ask for rooms on the 6th floor to enjoy the best view of the Catedral Metropolitana.


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Catedral Metropolitana

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Location:

Donceles 95
The zócalo, on Cinco de Mayo, Centro Histórico
06020 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 5512 9467 / +52 55 5512 7096
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Colegio de San Ildefonso

Location:

Justo Sierra 16
Centro Histórico
06020 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 (55) 5 702 6378
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Iglesia de Santo Domingo

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Location:

Plaza de Santo Domingo
Centro Histórico
06040 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 50 0123 (Información Turística)


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Plaza de Santo Domingo

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Location:

República de Cuba y República de Brasil
Centro Historico
06060 Mexico City, Mexico


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El Cardenal

Location:

Calle de Palma 23
Colonia Centro
06010 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 55 5521881517
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Hotel Catedral

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Location:

Donceles 95, Col. Centro
Colonia Centro
06020 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 555 518 5232
fax: +52 555 512 4344
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Day 2 - Mexico City


Day two includes a great voyage through a former monastery turned into a gallery followed by the Aztec's most sacred temple, now housing a museum and small relics of what it once was. Follow this with a great meal at one of downton's most traditional restaurants and end at the Guadalupana for great drinks and snacks with a religious/kitsch theme.


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Ex-Convento del Carmen

Location:

Avenida Revolución y Monasterio
Colonia San Angel
01090 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 5 616 2816
fax: +52 5 616 1177
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Templo Mayor

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Location:

Seminario y Moneda
06060 Mexico City, Mexico

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Café Tacuba

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Location:

Calle Tacuba 28
Centro Histórico
06060 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 5518 4950
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Guadalupana (La)

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Location:

Higuera, 14
Villa Coyoacán
04000 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 55 5554 6253


Day 3 - Mexico City


The Basilica is without a doubt one of the most amazing experiences of what the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of all Mexicans, means to this devoted nation. Pilgrims arrive here year long from remote parts of the country, some do the last few kilometres on hands and knees as a way to thank their saint. The museum here has some of the most tasteful and complete collection of colonial religious art and furniture. Worth an entire day.


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Basilica de Guadalupe

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Location:

Calzada de los Misterios y Paseo Zumárraga
Gustavo A. Madero
07050 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 5 577 6022
fax: +52 55 77 5038
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Museo de la Basílica de Guadalupe

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Location:

Plaza de las Américas 1
Tepeyac
07050 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 5 77 6022
fax: +52 5 77 5038
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