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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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Once of the must see areas of Mexico City!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the actual centre is not much, the whole are which surrounds the main monument is fun, provides great culture and is very tourist friendly and safe- areas surrounding include the Paseo de reforma, Palacio Bella Artes and some other great architecture and sights with a relaxed vibe

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centro historico is composed of many things which include Zocalo, Music streets, La Merced etc, it is all nice and safe during the day, many shopping options and great places to eat and see how the Mexicans spend their days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of wonderful places to see including churches and museums. You will certainly get a good taste of Mexican living here. Great restaurants too. If you want to see all these places like downtown, the Zócalo, Cathedral, etc, they have two decker buses which will show you all these sites without getting off. You won't see the insides, but it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit with many historic buildings. The streets are bustling with many people during the day and the evening. Most of the attractions are within walking distance from each other.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed down in the Centro Historico district when we visited Mexico City. Very safe. Tons of cops everywhere. Shops, eating places, etc.. too many to mention. Also lots of historical buildings. Beautiful place. Highly recommend staying down in this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of the main attractions (Zocalo, Cathedral, Templo Mayor, government buildings, etc.) are in this part of the city. There's also a lot of shopping and food, as in restaurants and little street restaurants. It's a great place to stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You simply can't visit this area too many times. It's such a delight to come here and just hang out and absorb the vibrant life and culture here.

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