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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

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Neighborhood: Centro
Historic sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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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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A must see when in town

This area is a must see when in Mexico City, it's full of old buildings and it's pretty safe because there is usually an army of police around who are looking out for your safety... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Park City, Utah
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Park City, Utah
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This area is a must see when in Mexico City, it's full of old buildings and it's pretty safe because there is usually an army of police around who are looking out for your safety. We started out by arriving at Zocalo via metro train, it brings you right up onto the main square which is huge. The first place... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Stayed in the Centro Historico in one of three visits to DF. During the day it gives access to several old landmarks in the city. By night it is a little bit dodgy as it seems to be one of the cheaper dirtier areas to live and thus has similar people walking around. But we got about fine and enjoyed... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This appears to be where one would find most of the remaining colonial and turn of the century architecture in the city but is packed, and I meAn packed on Weekends! One cannot come to Mexico city without spending 1/2 to 1 day in the Centro Historico but I would definitely advise on a weekday. Similarly do not go to... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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
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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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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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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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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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