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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

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Address: Avenida Juarez 66, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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52-5-5121012
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The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.

The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.

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Great way to see the real Mexico City.

This is a very large place that needs a lot of walking. It has a lot of places for a lot of different interests. Museums, restaurants, stores, bars, art galleries, historic... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very large place that needs a lot of walking. It has a lot of places for a lot of different interests. Museums, restaurants, stores, bars, art galleries, historic buildings, theaters. This is a great way to spend some hours walking around and getting to know the true Mexico.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying in Zona Rosa, which has become rather scruffy and distinctly touristy. Here I saw the real Mexico City. The diversity of people was what struck me most. Lots of street art- musicians, dancers, artists, even those tiresome 'still lives'. Interesting areas around every corner and I preferred just to wander wherever the mood took me to discover... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stretching from the Benito Juarez monument along Paseo de la Reforma to El Zocalo (home to the National Cathedral, National Palace, and Senate buildings), with the Palacio de Bellas Artes and other historic buildings in-between, the Centro Historico is truly an amazing district to behold. Both of my visits here have been on weekday afternoons, which helped limit the crowd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staying in the Historic Center is a must. We loved all the shops buildings and the HUGE park. Plus on Sundays they close the main street fro runners and bicyclist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed only a half block from the Alameda Park and never got tired of walking through the park and down to the center Zocolo. On weekends there are vendors, exhibits, musicians and, at night, a big screen simulcast of the ballet show outside the Palace Bellas Artes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk through the historic center and look up because the buildings are beautiful and very particular , some so ancient that are standing in an unbelievable state .unfortunately the small of the underground is very strong and spoils some of the views so just enjoy it looking up !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The way Mexicans honor their heroes is amazing. The cultural aspect is more than wonderful. I love it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sprawling park is dotted with benches, fountains, and statues. It lies minutes from restaurants, museums, hotels, and other city attractions like the Palacio de Bellas Artes. I like the park for strolling, reading, and people-watching.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked around the whole area with two friends from the city, who know it well. Then came back twice more on my own. So much to see. The monument pictured is fine, but hardly the core of the experience. Churches, museums, shops, all sorts of great and simple eating options, people-watching, public buildings, amazing architectural details... I came away... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here a few years ago and all the streets were torn up...now I know why. The area has been cleaned up and feels like a sophisticated urban center although there are still lots of small shops. Easy walking and seems safe at all times of the day.

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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.
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