CATEDRAL METROPOLITANO1
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Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral)

This episcopal church is inspired by the temples of Málaga, Valladolid, and Jaén. 

Construction of the Cathedral began in 1573; however, the temple was consecrated in 1656, and its interior was completed in 1667, resulting in a mixture of various styles: Herrerian, Gothic, Baroque, Churrigueresque, and Neoclassical. 

The Spanish architect Claudio de Arciniega was the author of the plans. Its altarpiece, with a marked Churrigueresque style, was sculpted in the early 18th century by Jerónimo de Balbás. 

The original Gothic-style project included towers on the corners, but only the two on the facade were built, crowned with statues, the work of architect and sculptor Manuel Tolsá, who also designed the dome. The towers end in a bell shape, and their height from the atrium to the crosses is 61.52 meters, supporting 16 bells, the largest of which is called Santa María de Guadalupe and weighs 12 tons. 

Its floor is made of Tepeaca marble, and its walls and vaults are made of stone. It has 51 domes, 74 arches, and 40 columns. It has three central naves and two side ones, five large altars, 14 chapels, a choir, a chapter room, a sacristy, two dressing rooms, and five main doors, as well as beautiful altarpieces and paintings. 

It is the most beautiful religious construction in America. Inside, there are two majestic altars: the Altar of Forgiveness and the Altar of the Kings, as well as an extraordinary choir whose choir stalls were brought from the Philippines. It is also worth noting its 15 chapels, including the Holy Christ, Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Isidore the Laborer, the Last Supper, and the Good Dispatch.

Currently, there is a light and sound show called "Voices of the Cathedral" where visitors are guided with candles, and actors in period costumes perform dramatizations of the Cathedral's history, accompanied by music from the spectacular organ and a small choir. 

There are tours to the sacristy and the bell tower.

Location

Academia No. 22, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, CDMX.

Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral)

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