Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), Zocalo (Plaza de la Constitucion), Mexico City

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RIBApix ref no RIBA135212
Architect/DesignerAguero, Juan Miguel de
Arciniega, Claudio de (1520-1593)
Ortiz, Jose Damian de Castro (1750-1793)
Tolsa, Manuel (1757-1816)
Artist/PhotographerDavis, Bill
CityMexico City
Subject Date1813
Image Date1993
StyleSpanish Colonial
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceDavis Mexico City - Zocalo
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Bill Davis / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Metropolitan Cathedral was constructed over a period of two centuries between 1570-1813. The original design came from models created by Claudio de Arcinega and Juan Miguel de Aguero. The bell towers were added 1787-1793 by Jose Damian Ortiz de Castro and the cathedral was completed by Manuel Tolsa in 1813, who added the front facade.

Subject tags

cathedrals, domes