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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

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Address: Juarez, 66, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-5-5121012
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The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.

The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.

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Loved the Centro!!

Word on the street is that Mex. City partnered with a local Billionaire who helped to refurbish the old centro. They put in pedestrian malls that run for blocks. They also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Peterborough, Canada

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Word on the street is that Mex. City partnered with a local Billionaire who helped to refurbish the old centro. They put in pedestrian malls that run for blocks. They also refurbished historic buildings and brought in a lot of small business's to fill the shops. The result is a vibrant and beautiful downtown with lots to see and lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a public holiday Monday. Big mistake if you don't want crowds, but good if you like to see Local Mexicans all out for the day with their families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mexico City, as NYC and any other big city is really crowded. But the buildings are amazing, so rich in history. It's a must see in Mexico City. I´d recommend to only take essential valuables with you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't enjoy Centro Historico as much as I thought I would. There are many other lovelier neighbourhoods around Mexico City, keep that in mind especially when thinking where to book your hotel. Yes, you'll have all of the major sights nearby, but all the annoying touristy staff like organ grinders and beggars comes with it as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unfortunately, the historic center is been changing not in the good way, it is been losing its charm, only the cathedral is still reserved the rest of the area, is bit not clean, very busy area, you won;t be able to have nice pictures. and if you are relating to the JAmes bond latest movie Spectra, then you will be... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last year, and God willing, will be visiting next year as well. The city has a European charm not found in many North American cities. Certainly one of the safest places I think I have visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Historic Center is in a beautiful park with tall trees, and it is a beautiful place. It is worth getting a tour guide to explain the statues and the "castles". Mexico had royalty living there and there are large houses with very large doors that were used to allow the inhabitants of the "castles" to drive their carriages into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Mexico City, you must take some time for this area. I have seen so many movies about this area and with 4 hours, I wasn't able to do nearly enough. You can eat, shop, or simply people watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must admit we were apprehensive about our visit to Mexico City, but I must say we were enthralled with the Historic Centre and felt so safe at all times. It has some of the most stunning architecture I have seen anywhere in the world and should be among the best Cities to visit. Our guide told us they have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love Mexico City and the Historic Centre. The buildings, architecture, ornateness of structures/facades are truly mesmerising. The amount of history and beauty encapsulated in this relatively small area is truly unbelievable.

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.