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Dulceria de Celaya

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Centro Historico
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Address: Cinco de Mayo No. 39, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Phone Number: 0052 55 5521 1787

Typical Mexican candystore full of traditions and romanticism founded on...

Typical Mexican candystore full of traditions and romanticism founded on 1874.

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Delightful sweets

Stopped here after a long lunch. Their small sized sweets were a perfect size for us. Great selection. Good staff

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
Ross H
Warwick, Australia
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

A number of guidebooks recommend visiting so how could my sweet tooth and I resist. Among the sweets to try are the coconut stuffed limes. While they are delicious, I ended up paying US$3 for 1! Shame on me for not asking the price first, but I suspect I got the "gringo discount." You can find many of the same... More 

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Warwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Stopped here after a long lunch. Their small sized sweets were a perfect size for us. Great selection. Good staff

Thank Ross H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place !!! It's so nice to enter that kind of place where time seems to be stopped. So good to see that kind of places still exist in this world where progress and modernity take over all mythical places.

1 Thank elodie50a
Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

A cute little sweet shop with local specialties! One of them (a local specialty, I can't remember the name) was wonderful. They are stacked up sort of crispy crepes with honey & spices. They were very friendly & helpful!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

When friends go go to Mexico City, this is my "you gotta go here" recommendation! It's like stepping through a time portal at this wonderful candy shop!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

With its beautifully painted windows and mountains of pastries and sweets displayed behind them, this is one of the most beautiful shops in Mexico City. The sweets are all hand made and of the local variety. A great stop os any tour of Centro Storico.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This place is mentioned in all major guidebooks, and as a lover of dulces/sweets, I had to visit, expecting I'd drop some serious cash here on myself or on gifts for others. Storefront is indeed cute, and since my visit was near Dia de los Muertos, they had some lovely and festive candy ofrendas. Kind of disappointed at the selection... More 

1 Thank Andrea L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place! Very close to the Zócalo. They have a wide variety of sweets. The building they are in is old and full of Mexican character, and the employees try to be very helpful even if you don't know Spanish. I loved the Obleas and other delicious things there. I highly recommend you visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

I had the priveledge of getting a behind the scenes tour of the handmade artesanal production facility for my blog. Everything is made from fresh ingredients and Celaya simply has the most varied selection of decadent OLD SCHOOL Mexican Sweets in the DF. Absolute must stop if you are in the Centro Histórico particularly if you have a sweet tooth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This artisanal candy store has been there for 114 years. Starting with the storefront showcasing all the homemade candies (don't expect brightly colored wrapped chocolates here) and ending with a small, but very quaint interior (the ceiling and the side painted panels are incredible) - the entire experience is worth the visit if you are in the Zócalo area. If... More 

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.