Metropolitan Cathedral

Catedral Metropolitana

The metropolitan cathedral is one of the greatest artistic treasures of the Americas. Because of how long it took to be built, the church itself is a summary of all colonial-era art. 

The cathedral was dreamed up by architect Claudio de Arciniega. It boasts a three-part baroque doorway, showing the Assumption of Our Lady and Jesus giving the keys of heaven to Saint Peter. At the top is the national coat of arms, papal coats of arms, and statues of Faith, Hope, and Charity. 

The interior is comprised of five naves with several chapels. Take a look at the baroque-style Holy Angels chapel that is the foundation of the bell tower. 

The choir is especially remarkable for its railing made in China and lectern made of ebony and tindalo wood from the Philippines, adorned with beautiful ivory figurines. The organs also present a baroque structure. 

The Sagrario Metropolitano, made of red volcanic rock and white limestone, is another gem to be admired. On one side of the cathedral, it serves as a parish church. The churrigueresque-style front is crowded with cherubim, prophets, saints, martyrs, and the Virgin Mary. The dome, designed by Manuel Tolsá is crowned with the flame of divine love. 




Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Zócalo, Centro, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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