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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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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #11 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Just a great place to walk around and find small places to eat, We stayed in a close by hotel and loved it, walk all day around.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Nice place. It just shows how rich and powerful was the Spanish empire at it peek. The centro has a huge esplanade where you can take pictures with the palacio nacional and the cathedral. There are plenty of places to eat and see. Colonial Mexico at its best!

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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old architecture surrounds you and the Zocalo, or main square of Mexico City. You can spend days wandering the neighborhood stepping into great museums, restaurants from fast food to fine dining and just people watching. Do not visit Mexico City without spending at least a couple of days here.

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

busy and exciting, lots of great places to eat and too many things to explore. the subway comes right in the middle of the square so it is easy to get there.

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Conifer, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great place to see historic buildings, street markets and performers. Have lunch or drinks on the top floor of the Best Western (on the opposite side of the square from Nat'l Palace) for a great view from above the square. Templo Mayor, Museo Belles Artes & other museums are in easy walking distance. There are large crowds in some areas... More 

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Houston, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It could take days, even weeks to visit all the museums and attractions in the historic center, There are world class art exhibits, restaurants, street performers, and hotels, flea markets and more.

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Freeport, Illinois
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The church was magnificent but toooooo many people. We had hoped that we could find a cute little place to have a drink and watch the folks wander the Zocolo but that did not happen. The historic district itself was great but the Zocolo was a let down.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This area is a wonderful mixture of antiquities and modern. Reforma is lined with sculpture, there are magnificent old buildings and churches on every other block. Bellas Artes is beautiful. As you get closer into the central area, you find a delightful surprise every time you turn a corner.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Enjoyed very much walking around and see all the historic places and buildings. It is on the same hand also very safe.

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Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had heard that there are many vendors and artesanos who display and sell their wares in the square on Sundays. On the day I visited (Dec.28th), there was some kind of concert taking place that evening and much of the square was blocked off because of that. However, there were still plenty of arts a d crafts to browse... More 

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