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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 #14 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I went with my wife in what I totally did not expect to be so romantic. And I have been to Paris... anyway, walk starting from the Monumento a la Revolucion, have a Taco Al Pastor at "El Caifan," walk down towards the Museo de Tolerancia, then to Bellas Artes, then through the downtown streets among the Cafe's, Shoppes, Restaurants,... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The old city centre has much to offer apart from its amazing bustling atmosphere and swathe of cafes and restuarants. You can easily spend a day exploring this area and visits to the Templo Major, Plavio Navional and Palacio de Belles Artes are only some of the highlights. What's more is that everything is reachable on foot. A fabulous way... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Zocalo, the Cathedral, Palacio Nacional wonderous, however the tradgedy of the lost 46 students and the protests the day of our tours impeded our enjoyment of the event and experience. You can do this on your own. You don't need a guide. Also dont take a picture of the guy that gets bit by a rattle snack next to cathedral.... More 

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San Bernardino, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our hotel (Gran Hotel) overlooked the Zocole and we were able to walk city blocks to see all the sites at our leasure.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stay closeby so you can walk to the sites and shops with rest breaks throughout the day. Can be noisy and crowded. The metro works and cost next to nothing. Catch the metro and then take a taxi to avoid traffic congestion.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Dowton mexico is the most exacting place in all Mexico, easily you can stay for a all week visiting museums, bars restaurants, historically buildings, etc. Downtown is the heart of all Mexico, you can visit he central post office one of the most buildings in the world, you can walk in many pedestrian streets. Ther are many historical restaurants and... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I enjoyed the Historic Center. It has beautiful cobblestone streets and many shops. It makes for a nice afternoon to see the beautiful buildings and artwork all around.

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The main plaza of Mexico City is commonly known as the Zócalo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsokalo]), meaning plinth. It was the main ceremonial center in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan and from the colonial period on, the main plaza or square in the heart of the historic center of Mexico City. The plaza used to be known simply as the "Main... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Wandering round the Centro Historico is a great way to find out about the city, its people and its past. Lots to look at and enjoy.

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Gary, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

"Historic" Mexico City was a large city in the 17th and 18th centuries in which great wealth was accumulated and displayed. As a result, the city center contains a multitude of impressive churches and an embarrassing surplus of palaces, many of which have turned into museums with permanent collections or temporary exhibits. Connecting the monumental colonial buildings are basically 19th... More 

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