Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

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The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral is the largest and oldest cathedral in the Americas and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. It is situated atop the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor on the northern side of the Zócalo 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 Tenochtitlán, eventually replacing it entirely. Spanish architect Claudio de Arciniega planned the construction, drawing inspiration from Gothic cathedrals in Spain.

The Cathedral[edit]

Roof and Bell towers[edit]

Front and west side of Cathedral[edit]

Inside the Cathedral[edit]

Historic images[edit]

The Tabernacle[edit]