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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

Address: Juarez, 66, Mexico City 06000, Mexico (Centro)
Phone Number: 52-5-5121012
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Ranked #13 of 389 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic walking areas, Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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Type: Historic walking areas, Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Well organised site with the Cathedral in one corner adjacant to the Presidential Palace, there are many cultural activities. Strolling in the surrounding avenues gives a good impression of the cuisine and culture of this city. Crowded in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Mexico City Center as it si called in Spanish "CENTRO HISTÓRICO" is indeed the belly button of Mexican history. No visit to Mexico is complete if you do not visit el Centro Histórico. Everything is important, from the Zócalo, to the Government Palace and Diego Rivera´s mural paintings, the Cathedral, the archeological site and museum of 'El templo mayor'... Expereince... More 

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CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stay at the hotel CATEDRAL and visit museums, shops and restaurants that cannot be beat. We like the buzz of the packed streets

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Both, the Cathedral and the museum (ruins found here very recently, about year 2000), are a must see! Arquitecture and foundings are just amazing!

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Huge and extremely crowded, mix of new and old, very busy streets, can be quite unsafe when the sun goes down, stay on the main roads and beware of pickpockets

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Sao Paulo, SP
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Get in touch with loals and the frenetic rythm of the city in peak hours, surrounded by great street food, beautiful architecture and ancient ruins. Felt very safe because of the large number of cops around, anytime of the day.

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Sydney, Australia
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174 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Its such an amazing city! after getting over how many people are actually living here and is it really dangerous to walk around on your own, you find that the city centre is safe, clean and beautiful to walk through. Walk the back streets towards the Zocalo (main square) and you see a lot of old churches everywhere and beautiful... More 

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Cork
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Amazing place to walk during the day. Zocalo is the largest plaza in Central America. Every Morning and Afternoon they arerising and lower the Flag. Amazing ceremony. The plaza is sorrounded by lots of historical builings: Palacio Nacional, the Cathedral Metropolitana, the Templo Mayor with its adjoining museum, and Nacional Monte de Piedad. Easy and safe to go with Metrobus... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have been to the zocalo in Mexico City a number of times, and it is always entertaining. We have seen protests, Aztec performers and crazy crowds - all enjoying everything from light shows displayed on the buildings to ice hockey rinks and sledding. This last trip was one of the quietest we have ever seen the zocalo - an... More 

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Orono, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You immediately understand why it's the historic centre going there, it's filled with old, ornate buildings, to the point where they are hardly interesting because they are all like that. The cathedral is very pretty, it is definitely worth a visit. However, it is extremely crowded. Some places you have to queue through the narrow streets, and there are tons... More 

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