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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

Address: Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #20 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
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Owner description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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Gary, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

"Historic" Mexico City was a large city in the 17th and 18th centuries in which great wealth was accumulated and displayed. As a result, the city center contains a multitude of impressive churches and an embarrassing surplus of palaces, many of which have turned into museums with permanent collections or temporary exhibits. Connecting the monumental colonial buildings are basically 19th... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The historic center of Mexico City is one of the nicest one I've seen. I recommend paying the 2USD to go on the roof of the cathedral (you can pay for this inside the cathedral). There's a lot to see and do around Zocalo.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The main "Centro Historico" for me starts from the Bellas Artes and walking towards The Latino American Tower, this pedestrian street is called Madero. This is always with lots of people and it is safe to walk. This takes you right to the middle of the main square called "Zocalo". You are going to see people walking all the time,... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Walking around the Centro Histórico is very interesting. There are many interesting buildings with a very unique architecture. A must visit is the Downtown building,with nice places to eat and shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is an impressive monument in Mexico City's heart and one of the more memorable sites there. It's located in the middle of a traffic hub so be warned when trying to photograph it.

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MEXICO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

If you like to walk between a lot of commerce and people so you really feel the city that's the place. Fantastic and old restaurants like El Cardenal one of the best, cafés like Samborn's , Bars like The Opera Bar, and of course the Zocalo. Is ok to walk around but you have to be alert of your surrounding.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Centro Historico is always interesting. Along with the tourism things there are plenty of local, genuine Mexican things to do, buy and eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fantastic cobblestone streets, pedestrian walkways, traditional restaurants, cantinas, great street food, hustle and bustle, the Zocalo, Cathedral, Presedential Palace, Casa de Azulejos, Palacio de Bellas Artes, museums, Templo Mayor, luchas, Santo Domingo ... the Centro has it all ... just an amazing and exciting and must visit if in Mexico City!

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

You have to do this, if you take this walk you will see a lot of attractions that DF has, parks, museums you name it! you can do this first and then decide the places you will visit

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Dale City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The area is full of interesting architecture and one can walk all day long, without feeling tired or bored. Some streets between Zocalo and the Alameda Central are pedestrians only and there are a lot of people, the city being among the most populous in the world.

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