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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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Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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We have stayed in hotels in the Polcanco and along Reforma, but to me Centro Historico is the real Mexico City. Old, narrow streets but almost always clean (thanks to multiple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We have stayed in hotels in the Polcanco and along Reforma, but to me Centro Historico is the real Mexico City. Old, narrow streets but almost always clean (thanks to multiple street sweepers). Take a walk at 8 AM to see the shopkeepers scrubbing the sidewalks. I was the only "blanco" for blocks and blocks, but I never felt unwelcome.... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The mix between the old... very old buildings, monuments and the new ones it's pretty, clean, colorful, attractive and a safe place to walk. Be prepared to walk many hours. Be comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There some places in México everybody needs to visit, the historic center is one of them. If you like to see green areas and have a great lunch o drink a good coffe, then this is the place you need to go. What is now the historic downtown of Mexico City correlates with the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit, there's old pubs were you can see and hear the Mariachis playing tradicional Mexican songs.

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San Diego
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15 reviews 15 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've been to most stadiums in the US and I can tell you what 80,000 people leaving an area looks like, welllll, no kidding: this place has over 100,000 people on the 5 blocks from Museo to Zocalo, not to mention the 100 or so people trying to "repair" your glasses (I don't even wear glasses). The expereince of watching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit with many restaurants and historical buildings. Try to schedule lunch at Casino Espanol. Stay away from Centro historico if there are any demonstrations brewing.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Arguably one of he biggest historic city centers in the world. Over the last 20 years, it has been constantly refurbished and important buildings have been restored to their former glory. furthermore , it has become pretty save, just be aware that pickpocketing can happen. Allow for 2 days to visit it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The historic center of Mexico is a very pleasant area to walk around. You can easily loose yourself in the different streets around the Zocalo area, there is always something interesting to see, visit, shop etc. You can start the journey from the Zocalo, which is surrounded by the Cathedral (must-see), the Palacio nacional (must-see) and the Palacio de Gobierno.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

"Aztec" dancers...trinket vendors...protesters (LOTS of protesters)...and a HUGE Mexican flag: and that's just in the Zocalo! The streets around the zocalo are full of magic. The Templo Mayor...the Catedral Nacional...GO!!! EXPLORE!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I spent my first day in Mexico city just walking around the streets. It's a real easy city to wonder around in and easy to get lost looking at such beautiful architecture.

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