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Metropolitan cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral is located in the great Zocalo Central Federal District. Throughout it´s time of construction (more than three hundred years) many styles have appeared on it´s walls. Columns of the Spanish colonial style are fused with French altarpieces, seeking a greater classicism. Its facade is one of the highlights of the baroque-style Spanish architecture in Latin America. Interestingly enough, the fusion of styles make it a architecturally unique, unpredictable and overwhelming. It´s a true symbol of Mexican identity, in its attempt to combine influences, styles and characters. Next to it are the ruins of the old Aztec city enclave, symbolizing the attempt of the Mexican people to assert its many origins and make it´s history a complex "family album". Hint: take another walk around the walls at night. It lights up the whole square.
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Mx city trip 2012

MX city trip 2012
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Mexico city

Mexico City, magical and beautiful. It is the heritage of humanity and the navel of the earth.
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Upon arriving at the zocalo .. if som...

Upon arriving at the Zocalo .. If something is innebitable appreciate this impressive cathedral is, for several years had visited but had never photographed, but in my last vacation, I said "I have to take them to my friends minube" and although When I did not have access to many areas, more than one of the chapels, as at least I can share a little of what this beautiful area offers. After imposing baroque and neoclassical facade, there are five naves, chapels, altarpieces and paintings. Highlights include the Altar of Forgiveness, the side chapels, the sacristy and the magnificent altarpiece of the Kings. During some ceremonies can hear the music of one of the bodies. The first stone of the cathedral was laid in 1524 by Hernan Cortes stood at the junction of roads that from the four cardinal points led the spiritual center of the Aztec capital, using as building stones that had been part of the Temple of the Great Tenochtitlan up before its destruction. Terrible destruction of all that culture, but ... All that is history, we like it or not. Well, here are the recommendation for you to know a little more and on your next visit to Mexico City, the familiar.

Al llegar al Zócalo capitalino..Si algo es innebitable es apreciar esta impresionante catedral, por varios años la había visitado pero nunca la había fotografiado, pero en mi pasadas vacaciones, me dije "tengo que llevarselas a mis amigos de minube" y aunque por la hora ya no tuve acceso a varias areas, mas que a una de las capillas, pues almenos puedo compartirles un poquito de lo que este hermoso rincón ofrece.

Tras su imponente fachada barroca y neoclásica, se cuenta con cinco naves, capillas, retablos y pinturas. Destacan el altar del Perdón, las capillas laterales, la sacristía y el magnífico retablo de los Reyes. Durante algunas ceremonias puede escucharse la música de uno de los órganos.

La primera piedra de la Catedral fue colocada por Hernán Cortes en 1524 la situo en el cruce de las calzadas que desde los cuatro puntos cardinales conducían al centro espiritual de la capital azteca, utilizando en su construcción las piedras que habían formado parte del Templo Mayor de la Gran Tenochtitlan hasta antes de su destrucción. Terrible la destrucción de toda esa cultura, pero bueno...Todo eso es historia, nos parezca o no. Bueno, aquí les dejo la recomendacion para que sepan un poquito mas y en su proxima visita a la ciudad de México, la conozcan.
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Cathedral: a jewel of architecture histrica

Front Zcalo, officially called the Plaza of the Constitution, and as befits any Spanish city of origin, the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City is located. S, ESTs in the same heart of the megacity. And, with its 16 indoor chapels and five naves, the Cathedral makes it competition, its size, the city. The site occupied by the cathedral in the present was an ancient Aztec temple, some believe that was dedicated to the great Quetzalcatl. The cathedral dates from the 16th century when King Charles V ordered its construction (not for nothing the most popular chocolate from Mexico bears his name). However, Ahab to build in 1813. The cathedral is an emblematic example of the great Latin American art both in regard to the reliefs of its facade and its ornamental work nterior, such as the Altar of forgiveness, whose author is Jernimo of Barbs, with an impressive baroque style. One of the aspects that most stand out is its impressive bell housed in two towers. A curious fact is that each of the bells have a name, as, for example, the old MS is called Santa Maria of the Assumption. In truth, it's beautiful house half an hour to listen to sound in the middle of the frenzy of the Historical Center. The dome of the cathedral, which is immediately recognizable in the urban landscape, is the work of several atritas and architects, including Manuel Tolsa and Mathias Goeritz, who design the windows. The inner chapels are beautiful, perhaps the most impressive is the main altar, which was designed by architect Ernesto Gómez Gallardo in the twentieth century.

La catedral: una joya de arquitectura histórica

Frente al Zócalo, llamada oficialmente la Plaza de la Constitución, y como corresponde a toda ciudad de origen español, se encuentra la Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México. Sí, estás en el mismo corazón de la megaurbe. Y, con sus 16 capillas interiores y sus cinco naves, la Catedral le hace competencia, por su tamaño, a la ciudad. El sitio que ocupa la catedral en al actualidad fue un antiguo templo azteca, hay quienes creen que estaba dedicado al gran Quetzalcóatl. La catedral data del siglo 16 cuando el rey Carlos V dispuso su construcción (no por nada el chocolate más popular de México lleva su nombre). Sin embargo, se acabó de construir en 1813. La catedral es un ejemplo emblemático del gran arte hispanoamericano tanto en lo que hace a los bajorrelieves de su fachada como en el trabajo ornamental de su ínterior, como por ejemplo el Altar del Perdón, cuyo autor es Jerónimo de Barbás, con un impresionante estilo barroco.
Uno de los aspectos que más sobresalen es su impresionante campanario albergado en dos torres. Un dato curiosos es que cada una de las campanas tiene un nombre, así, por ejemplo, la más antigua se llama Santa María de la Asunción. En verdad, es hermoso escucharlas sonar casa media hora en el medio del frenesí del Centro Histórico. La cúpula de la catedral, que es inmediatamente reconocible en el paisaje urbano, es obra de varios atritas y arquitectos, incluido Manuel Tolsa y Mathias Goeritz, quien diseño las ventanas. Las capillas interiores son hermosas, quizás la más impresionante sea el Altar Principal, el cual fue diseñado por el arquitecto Ernesto Gómez Gallardo en el siglo XX.
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The Cathedral of Mexico City, the largest temple in Customer Service by Consumers, is also the heart of the world's most populous diocese. With towers that rise 67 meters above the Zocalo, where construction was invested nearly three centuries, from 1525 until 1813. That period was so extraordinarily long refects in many styles of architecture and interior decoration, spanning from classicism to neoclassicism, to Baroque and Churrigueresque. The five main altars and chapels containing valuable showcase of paintings and sculptures. It is amazing to stand in front of it and think that under it, was the Lake Texcoco and around large buildings Aztecs, as the Great Temple that is on your side. If you look, the pendulum of the photo indicates the degree of inclination, more pronounced slope of the ground, and that the foundations are sinking into the clay soil of the former lake ....

Catedral de ciudad de méxico

La Iglesia Catedral de la Ciudad de México, el mayor templo de Latinoamericano, es también el corazón de la diócesis más populosa del mundo. Con una torres que se alzan 67 metros sobre el Zócalo, en su construcción se invirtieron casi tres siglos, desde 1525 hasta 1813.

Ese lapso tan extraordinariamente largo se refleja en las muchos estilos de su arquitectura y en la decoración interior, que abarca desde el clasicismo hasta el neoclasicismo, pasando por el barroco y el churrigueresco.

Los cinco altares principales y las capillas contienen un valioso muestrario de pinturas y esculturas.
Es impresionante pararse enfrente de ella y pensar que bajo ella, estuvo el lago Texcoco y a su alrededor las grandes construcciones aztecas, como el Gran Templo que está a su lado. Si os fijáis, el péndulo de la foto indica el grado de inclinación, cada vez más pronunciado de inclinación del suelo, ya que los cimientos se hunden en el suelo arcilloso del antiguo lago....
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Fulcrum of the city

The Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the main tourist attractions, religious and cultural Mexico City. The sanctuary, which overlooks the square, the Zócalo, is really impressive. Just stepped into the square one is struck by the baroque facade, blackened by pollution and marked by time (it was built in 1571). Among the factors to highlight inside the temple we find the altar of Forgiveness, the choir, the high dome and altar of the Magi. By paying a nominal fee you can get into the sacristy, a room actually quite small, adorned with golden decorations and great pictures. Until a few years ago every Sunday held a Mass with mariachis, which unfortunately is not repeated again.

Fulcro della città

La Cattedrale Metropolitana è una delle principali attrazioni turistiche, religiose e culturali di Città del Messico. Il santuario, che domina la piazza dello Zócalo, è veramente imponente. Appena messo piede nella piazza si viene colpiti dalla facciata barocca, annerita dall'inquinamento e segnata dal tempo (fu costruita nel 1571).

Tra gli elementi da mettere in risalto all'interno del tempio troviamo l'altare del Perdono, il coro, l'alta cupola e l'altare dei Re Magi. Pagando una cifra simbolica è possibile entrare nella sacristia, una stanza in realtà abbastanza piccola, adornata da decorazioni dorate e grandi quadri.

Fino a qualche tempo fa ogni domenica si teneva una messa con mariachis, che purtroppo non si ripete più.
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Tourism

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City is located on the central square of Mexico City, is the largest cathedral in America. The conquistadors built the place and the cathedral of which was the political and religious center of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. It is one of the main attractions of the visit of the Mexican capital. Baroque is since 1987 listed as World Heritage. It is the symbol of the fall of Tenochtitlan.

Tourisme

La Cathédrale Métropolitaine de Mexico est située sur la place centrale de Mexico, elle est la plus grande cathédrale d'Amérique. Les conquistadors édifièrent la place et la cathédrale sur ce qui était le centre politico-religieux de Tenochtitlán, capitale de l'empire aztèque. Elle est l'une des attractions principales de la visite de la capitale mexicaine. De style baroque elle est depuis 1987 classée au patrimoine mondiale. Elle est le symbole de la chute de Tenochtitlán.
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The cathedral, from the outside, is b...

The cathedral, from the outside, is beautiful. But once inside there is this much to do; there are many details that if you take your time, you may be surprised. But best of cathedral, is to take the tour to climb the belfry; and much better, taking it before they give 12 the day, because when it is up at 12, an incredible concert of bells is heard, with an approximate duration of 10 minutes. But this is a wonderful moment.

La catedral, desde la parte exterior, es hermosa. Pero una vez que se esta dentro hay tanto que ver; hay muchos detalles, que si uno se toma su tiempo, puede quedar sorprendido. Pero lo mejor de catedral, es poder tomar el tour para subir al campanario; y mucho mejor, tomarlo antes de que den las 12 del día, porque cuando se esta arriba a las 12, se escucha un increíble concierto de campanadas, con una duración aproximada de 10 minutos. Pero este es un momento maravilloso.
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Strategically located on the central ...

Strategically located on the central square of Mexico City, the cathedral métopolitaine Mexico is one of the main tourist attractions of the city. Built in the Sixteenth century, it was enlarged and modified several during its history once and today is the largest cathedral in the Americas, in an easily recognizable baroque style. A visit is therefore required during your stay in Paris and your discovery of the city in perpetual motion.

Stratégiquement située sur la place centrale de la capitale mexicaine, la cathédrale métopolitaine de Mexico est l'une des principales attractions touristiques de la ville. Bâtie au seixième siècle, elle fut plusieurs fois agrandie et modifiée au cours de son histoire et est aujourd'hui la plus grande cathédrale du continent américain, dans un style baroque aisément reconnaissable. Une petite visite s'impose donc, lors de votre séjour dans la capitale et de votre découverte de son centre-ville en perpétuel mouvement.
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A sunrise on top of the bell tower of...

a sunrise on top of the bell tower of the Cathedral, is to witness the awakening of a giant, see sunlight in different buildings and monuments reveals the history of this city

un amanecer en la cima del campanario de la catedral metropolitana, es presenciar el despertar de un gigante, observar la luz del sol en los diferentes edificios y monumentos delata la historia de esta ciudad
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The largest cathedral in all latinomé...

The largest cathedral in all Latinomérica. The foundation stone of the old building was laid by Hernan Corts.

La catedral mas grande de toda Latinoámerica. La primera piedra de la antigua construcción fue puesta por Hernán Cortés.
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In the zocalo square stands this spec...

In the Zocalo Square stands this spectacular monument is surprising for its size. They note that it is somewhat impaired by the passage of time but the truth, imposes. You can visit and inside is no way to get to the top and enjoy great views of the Aztec city.

En la Plaza del Zócalo se erige este espectacular monumento que sorprende por su tamaño. Se nota que está algo deteriorada por el paso de los años pero, lo cierto, impone. Se puede visitar y desde dentro hay forma de subir a lo alto y disfrutar de buenas vistas de la ciudad azteca.
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Spectacular

Not only being a church, its walls is a beauty, inside your door ...

Espectacular

No solo siendo una iglesia, es una belleza sus muros, su interior, su puerta...
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Urbanism!

Urbanism!

Urbanismo!

Urbanismo!
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Information about Metropolitan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral Phone Number
+52 55 5510 0440
+52 55 5510 0440
Metropolitan Cathedral Address
Plaza de la Constitución S/N
Plaza de la Constitución S/N
Metropolitan Cathedral Website
http://www.arquidiocesismexico.org.mx/Catedral.html
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