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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

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Address: Juarez, 66, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-5-5121012
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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Some of the tallest buildings in Latin America are here. This is a beautiful and safe part of Mexico City

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Some of the tallest buildings in Latin America are here. This is a beautiful and safe part of Mexico City

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Fabulous people watching..center of everything. Wander and watch. This is the place to start your trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Historic Center is the Symbol of Mexico City . The catherdral and the square is breath taking , After a long days tour you can also have Lunch at La Sirenas restaurant to have the magnificient views of Cathedral. A great place !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have not seen a historic center as the one that Mexico has. The structures, the detail in the buildings and the history behind them are just breath-taking.

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Wgtn, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Get lost & enjoy yourself there's a buzz on the streets & all sorts of churches & shops to duck into. A good artisans market as well

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There is a lot to see, museums and historical buildings at every corner. Even simple walk down the streets makes you feel good: old churches and buildings are beautiful. Some disappointing issues: any street cafes like in Europe, you’ll not find a place to seat down and give a rest to your legs and drink a coffee or beer; the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Besides the cathedral, Templo Mayor and Nacional Palace, we saw an Aztec group performing a ceremony near the cathedral and the flag lowering on the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really enjoyed staying right in the heart of the city. Walked to most things. Had metro and buses right there. Metro is 5 pesos to anywhere one way. Goes really fast. Try to avoid Rush times of 6-8 pm. It is said that the metro moves between 5 and 8 million people during this time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you traveled to Mexico for pleasure and didn't do the historic center...shame on you. Walk the streets of this center and enjoy the mercados, cantinas, palaces, museums, have lunch at a roof top restaurant over looking el Zocalo. Lots of typical Mexican items all around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Walking from Palacio des Belles Artes to the Metropolitan Cathedral fells like a stroll through time. In fact, it feels like walking through the streets of Italy, dotted with grand buildings, lovely architecture. Too bad about the crowd and touts. Do not miss the post office, just opposite the Belles Artes.

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