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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

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Address: Avenida Juarez 66, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Phone Number: 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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Beautiful architecture

A short walk from our hotel and we were in a lovely park with fountains, statues and beautiful buildings. Well worth a walk through as on each corner we found something else to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A short walk from our hotel and we were in a lovely park with fountains, statues and beautiful buildings. Well worth a walk through as on each corner we found something else to admire. The House of Tiles was a real find on our road to Zocolo. Too many sites to name but we loved our time in this district.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The downtown it's so beautiful, if you like museums, stores and culture, this is the best place to have them all. You will see museums every street, plus you get to eat in some of the best restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like being around people in a fun atmosphere, just go and walk the Centro Historico. If it's a weekend evening, it will feel like everyone in the city is right here. We stayed here during our trip and walked to Zocalo on multiple nights. We felt very safe and had a lot of nice food options. It's nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whether good or bad, we were here during the Guadalupe festivities, December 1 - 12 every year. It certainly gives you a taste of local culture, the strong religious base that Mexico is based upon, and an opportunity to see people, shop, eat out, and walk...always walk :-) Unfortunately, we had also decided to stay in Centro for the first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking through the park and seeing this amazing monument was truly amazing!! The sites in this area are historic and a must see when traveling to Mexico City!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I cannot imagine anyone visiting Mexico City without spending a full day in Centro Histórico! It is where Mexico hosts its large independence celebration, El Grito de Dolores. I would recommend starting at Monumento de la Revolución and walk down Avenida Juarez past Palacio de Bellas Artes until you reach the Zócalo, the heart of downtown Mexico City.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic center always has been the heart of Mexico. Starting with the Aztecs which founded their capital here in the middle of a lake and named it Tenochtitlan. The conquerer of Spain which destroyed this culture rebuilt the "new" city with the stones of Tenochtitlan to that you are finding now. All the historic buildings worth a trip to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A walking tour area of the historic district is a must see! Architecture, historic buildings all worth a trip to view old Mexico City!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the historic heart of post-Hispanic Mexico; lots of interesting buildings; and on weekends, crowded with people; a real insight into Mexican culture

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes there are many people but it is so typical. And that's why we're going. Walk slowly around. There are so interestings things to do. Beware of the car traffic; it' a mess.

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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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