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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: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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Historic City

Were amazed at lovely Mexico City is with wonderful avenues, parks, statues and buildings. The hop on hop off bus is a must as it gives a wonderful overview of the city and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Were amazed at lovely Mexico City is with wonderful avenues, parks, statues and buildings. The hop on hop off bus is a must as it gives a wonderful overview of the city and surrounds.

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New Delhi, India
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Huge, incredible and a historic outlook. The city center here is really huge! I just stood at one place and kept wondering how they built these massive structures. A feeling like being in the middle of the Ocean.. The Cathedral Church stands tall and beautiful. Amazing place.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A visit to the Centro can be challenging. You need to know where and when to go. There are some areas that can open your eyes and delight your mind. Some others where you need to be cautious. The things have been improved a lot during the past years... now there are many pedestrians streets, security cameras and police. Anyhow... More 

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tegucigalpa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A very nice place to walk around. There are alot of stores and cafes to sit and enjoy the scene. Theres alot of artists in the streets and bars.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Crowded, busy, lively, energizing, the city center of the 4th largest city in the world. Definitely must see it at least once. Walk around, visit templo mayor, palacio nacional, the cathedral, etc. Many options of good restaurants in the area. Avoid wearing jewelry.

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The largest plaza (square) in the world... The centre of the old Aztec and Colonial city. Easy to access via metro. Barriers and police make it hard to navigate through or around. But a magnificent Flag!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Walk around, visit museums and public buildings for free; admire the beautiful architecture, tread carefuly though because the street surface is not in tiptop shape.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

And you should, and it's beautiful. However, aside from gazing at the Cathedral, and the Palacio National, and the criminally underutilized Zocalo, I don't that there's much to DO here. The buildings are lovely, the square is dismal, but beyond that, Mexico City's real attractions seem to lie elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice area to walk around nice and clean with several historical monuments and fountains. Wifi also available which can be handy. Also in park are several beautifully designed older buildings that make the area. Many benches to sit to relax and enjoy the area, very safe with nobody annoying you to buy something or for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is hard to overstate all of the beautiful sights, architecture, restaurants, plazas and cathedrals in this area. If you only have a short period of time, this is where you should be. If you have a longer period of time, start here.

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