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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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Must see on first visit to Mexico City

A lot of interesting sites and museums to visit in close proximity. Take your time and plan on spending a full day here.

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La Cadiere d'Azur, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of interesting sites and museums to visit in close proximity. Take your time and plan on spending a full day here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area of Mexico City thrives with shops , vendors ,taxis and members of the various arms of the local constabulary! .Dominated by the cathedral and the old Aztec excavations , just look up to the buildings ,the facades and the area which used to administer the country. From palaces to buildings of state the area is littered with the... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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Downtown Mexico City is a great place to just walk around and see what you find. Yes, it's too crowded, has too much traffic, can be a biit dodgy, but some of the best restaurants and shops in the city are here, and nearly every building is a classic. At night be careful, and I wouldn't go much north of... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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I just love walking around and seeing all the action between the old buildings. Smells, colors, people all providing extraordinary atmosphere.

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Longview, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

spend the day looking shopping eating and take in all the history and culture there is in the center of the city

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most interesting part of Mexico city. The main palace, cathedral and ruines are extremely interesting. It will take around 6 hours to visit all 3 places.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed nearby for a month... loved seeing the parades and all other activities going on...beautiful!

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It is on the way to the historic center, there are several monuments to be seen in this area. Easy access, great for walking. Should be done in a day excursion all in the same area.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centro Historico of Mexico City is an area you MUST visit...stroll along the old streets...you will find nice shops, churches, cafes, restaurants, great building ....No wonder is Unesco Heritage. Make sure you have a map in order to cover the whole area from Parque Alameda...all the way to ...Zocalo Square. Make sure to do in the Day Time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is the true center of the city. The Art Museum is located here as is the Postal museum, shopping, restaurants, China town, many old homes, palaces, libraries, book stores, and so much more.

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This beautiful park was once the playground for the wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander around admiring the charming gardens and the sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may be time to visit one of the many cozy restaurants or cafés with its characteristic art nouveau facades to cool down and call it a day.
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