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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #21 of 299 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
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

"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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Geneva, Switzerland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Dale City, Virginia
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34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have stayed near the Zocalo and The Cathedral every time I visit Mexico City. One thing to share with other visitors, is that in many, establishments, La Casa de los Azulejos restaurant, ( from ground floor, it is located way down in the basement) WoolWorths, Museums....the restrooms are located below street level... which means a long walk down/up, ,... More

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New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The historic district is beautiful, start at the Alamada Park and walk down to the Zocalo. Be sure to catch the view from above in the Torre Latino diagonal from Bellas Artes if it isn't too cloudy. Its something to experience day and night. Its completely different to see the people by day and city lights by night. Or at... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The historic Centro was the center of the Aztec empire and remains the center of Mexico today. It has what seems like hundreds of museums, appealing to just about any interest be it art or photography or tequila, and many are free. The old Aztec temple is there as is the grand Metropolitan Cathedral, which faces the vast plaza called... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The historical centre offers so much, from the Cathedral to Governmental buildings and fine dining. Just don't go on a Monday when museums are closed, otherwise, you will find that the hours fly by when there is so much to do!!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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232 reviews 232 reviews
54 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lots to see, do and eat around here; very safe these days. Great place to find a cafe with outdoor seating and just people watch; very progressive city with lots of diversity on display...Ole to that Mexico!

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