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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #22 of 289 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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pescara
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You simply cannot say you've been to Mexico City without seeing some of what the Historic District has to offer. Museums galore, and centuries-old architecture await you at every turn.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

plenty of museums, parks and full of tradition, this place is a must see during a Mexico City visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A visit to Mexico city requires a visit to the Historic Center / Zocalo. I made separate reviews under separate topics "Metropolitan Cathedral" (beautiful and also we loved the bell tower tour), and "Templo Mayor". Would have loved to see Diego Rivera murals in either the National Palace (but it was closed that day to due a VIP's visit) or... More

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Vancouver, BC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

A couple of things to note: 1. There is an extremely high police presence around Zocalo due to all of the government offices. 2. Shops don't open before 11am and close around 5pm. The majority of shops are jewelry shops and opticians. It's not full of the same types of tourist fare that you usually find (i.e. t-shirts, souveniers). That... More

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