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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #22 of 291 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I refer here to the "Zocalo" and area around "Bellas Artes", itself a really nice building which can best be observed by going up the Sears building opposite. The neighbouring park is nice to walk around in too and if you carry along the same street you can see the "Monumento a la Revolucion" which is beautiful at sundown. The... More

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

was in the city in aug for 4 days we walked all round the zocalo area many shops cafes and restaurants walked down madero st lots of fun, lots of amazing architecture many police around felt very safe all the time .mexico city is great just go and have fun

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Buffalo, New York
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I would stay in this neighborhood vs Polanco where we stayed. More to see, do , eat, & shop. Time consuming cabbing it here from Polanco. HEAVY TRAFFIC & not cheap. Beautiful architecture.

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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355 reviews 355 reviews
131 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were very nicely surprised about this city as we had no great expectations. What a beautiful town especially the historic center, the one building more beautiful than the other and so many. Just stroll around on the streets and enjoy

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pescara
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65 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Unfortunately Mexico city is very dangerous for tourists so even when walking around tourist spots where there are lots of people, you must pay attention all the time and avoid walking around with a camera. Some parts of the city are dangerous even for mexicans themselves so you need to know where to go. My advice: always stay where you... More

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Milan
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23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was not prepared to get to the historical centre and get stuck into such a crowd! Probably I wasn't lucky since there are a lot of working sites going on and some streets were blocked. Anyway it was a great way to deep dive into Mexico on my first day of arrival!!

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This walking tour is an excellent way to see a great deal in a relatively short amount of time. Obviously some items are omitted but that is so the walker can do something else that day or choose to explore something in greater detail. I've recommended this tour to several friends and they like it. Just remember to take your... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

you can roam the Centro Historico without looking over your shoulder. Great history, architecture, museums and food, smells and sounds of Mexican culture, even at night, pretty safe as such, but the traffic free streets with cafes and restaurants get old after a couple of visits, best to walk up Juarez to Reforma and then towards the Angel

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Wow, what a view! The view is spectular of the Cathedral, Zocalo and the street grid of the city with all the beautiful buildings.

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Full of contrasts from the Cathedral to the beautiful 300 year old buildings, archeological site to the hundreds of stores that operate their day to day business. Thousands of people still do all their daily lives downtown Mexico. The tourist part of it you can not miss when visiting, its amazing !

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