Famous Religious Edifices Walk in Mexico City, Mexico City

Mexico City is considered a great vacation destination, featuring something interesting and entertaining for everyone. The landmarks here are amazing and the architecture is impressive and unique. Every religious building in this city is a part not only of Mexican religion but also of Mexican culture and life. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most famous churches in Mexico City.
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Famous Religious Edifices Walk in Mexico City Map

Guide Name: Famous Religious Edifices Walk in Mexico City
Guide Location: Mexico » Mexico City (See other walking tours in Mexico City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: doris
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La Santísima Trinidad Church

1) La Santísima Trinidad Church

Established in 1785, as the place of worship for an adjoining hospital, this building and parts of the hospital were declared a National Monument in 1931. The church is located in La Santisima Street, at the corner of Emiliano Zapata Street in the Historic Center of Mexico City.

The Santisima Trinidad church stands at the location of a small hermitage sponsored by a tailors guild affiliated to the Trinitarians in 1526. The guild joined another order called the brotherhood of St. Peter and...   view more
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Sagrario Metropolitano

2) Sagrario Metropolitano

The Sagrario Metropolitan stands next to the larger Metropolitan Cathedral flanking the Zocalo in Mexico City. The church is one of the most visited in the city because it is considered a masterpiece of Churrigueresque Baroque architecture in Latin America. The building has been declared a UNESCO landmark.

The Sagrario Metropolitan is located on the east side of the Metropolitan Cathedral and was built in the 18th century to keep the archives and vestments of the archbishop. Today it has...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Metropolitan Cathedral

3) Metropolitan Cathedral (must see)

Dominating the Zocalo in Mexico City, the Catedral Metropolitana is the oldest and largest cathedral in Latin America. The church is also called the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City. Over the centuries the cathedral’s foundations have sunk into the soft soil beneath and, as a result, the cathedral and the nearby chapel did not have a level floor. The efforts of Mexico City’s administration led to its extensive reconstruction and by the year 2000, the structure...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Iglesia de San Francisco

4) Iglesia de San Francisco

The Iglesia de San Francisco Javier, built by the Society of Jesus, is the finest example of Churrigueresque Baroque architecture in Mexico. The church forms part of the Museo Nacional del Virreinato in Plaza Hidalgo, Tepotzotian, Mexico City.

The facade of the church has the florid and ornate detailing that typifies the Churrigueresque Baroque design. The interiors are filled with intricately carved gold and wooden figures of saints and cherubs. The center of the church has five large...   view more
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Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz

5) Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz

Considered the most important church in the city, the Iglesia de Santa Veracruz, constructed of volcanic stone and grey sandstone, stands on a square with the same name. The church was first built by Hernan Cortes in gratitude for his successful arrival in America in 1519.

Hernan Cortes established a brotherhood called the Archicofradia de la Santa Veracuz consisted, at first, of conquistadors and, later, of the Spanish aristocracy. The Iglesia de Santa Veracruz is the church built by the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Iglesia de San Juan de Dios

6) Iglesia de San Juan de Dios

The Iglesia de San Juan de Dios served as a hospital, church and monastery for 400 years before housing the vast collection of artifacts belonging to the German stockbroker Franz Mayer. It is now called the Franz Mayer museum and is located in Avenida Hidalgo, Mexico City, on the western side of Plaza de Santa Veracruz.

The building is a historic structure in Mexico City and was first constructed for a flour mill. Later Dr. Pedro Lopez, the first Mexican medical graduate, converted it into a...   view more
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Iglesia de San Hipolito

7) Iglesia de San Hipolito

The San Hipolito Church stands near the northwest corner of the Alameda in Avenida Hidalgo, Mexico City. The church was built to commemorate the conquest of Tenochtitlan by the Spanish.

On the 13th of August 1521, San Hipolito’s Day in the Christian Calendar, the Spanish overcame the Aztecs at the spot where the Church was built. The Spanish suffered heavy casualties and the chapel was built as a monument for those killed in the battle. The church was dedicated to San Hipolito who also...   view more

Walking Tours in Mexico City, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Mexico City

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Exploring Zona Rosa, Mexico city

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Historic Center Walk

Historic Center Walk

Mexico City is a populous, high-altitude capital of Mexico, renowned for its wealth of history and tradition. The local landmarks are numerous and include, among others, the Baroque-style Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional, home to the historic murals by Diego Rivera. All of these are found in and near Plaza de la Constitución, the enormous main square of the city commonly referred to as the Zócalo. To see what else is there in the Historic Center of Mexico City, follow this self-guided tour and explore.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 3

Souvenir Shopping Part 3

Far from the standard supermarkets and fashionable malls, discover the uniqueness of traditional Mexican markets. These are not just markets, but lessons in culture and history. They may not provide full-package service but a walk here is a real experience that will brighten up your day. You will not leave empty-handed from here, for sure. Take this walking tour to explore some of the best traditional shopping venues in Mexico City.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City

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Mexico City is one of the most dazzling cultural sites in the world, having more museums than any other city. Mexico City also has a rich history of artistic expressions. It was home to the Aztec civilization and the Spanish Empire both of which have left behind an impressive heritage and a unique culture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park is one of the most famous parks in Mexico City. It is located on the Chapultepec Hill, that has a major historic importance for Mexicans. This park features some of the best known tourist attractions in Mexico city, like the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Chapultepec Castle, and Papalote Children Museum. Take this walking tour to explore Chapultepec Park.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Mexico City without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Mexico City, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km

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