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Plaza de Santo Domingo

Republica de Cuba y Republica de Brasil, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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The plaza's "place of scribes," where specialists in reading and writing have gathered for centuries, evokes the spirit of yesteryear.
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Republica de Cuba y Republica de Brasil, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Centro Historico
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This plaza probably gives you a better sense of how Mexico City used to be. It's relatively small and not crowded, so you can see the original historical buildings and the plaza in a more "concentrated" form rather than let's say nearby Zocalo.

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A pleasant walk to the square. Enjoy watching the families around the fountain. Visit the church. Check out the artisanal scribes. There is not much fancy about the square, but it is more atmospheric and less touristy than other nearby areas.

1  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were fortunate to be able to stay in an old monastery dating from the 1600's. It is now an apartment building with 2 rental units. It shared an old courtyard with the Church that is the central attraction of the Plaza de Santo Domingo....More

Thank Lee45900
Reviewed 2 June 2016

You could spend weeks walking thru Mexico City's "centro". This is a nice square with the church on one side. The old "Inquisition Place" on the front which is now part of the National University School of Medicine. One block down you'll find "Hosteria de...More

Thank Irving001
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Another delightful square with a big church, this time at one end of the square with several stalls selling trinkets and street food. The church was lovely.

Thank moot
Reviewed 6 April 2016

A very nice plaza that reminded me of Europe. Much smaller than the nearby Zocalo it features colonial buildings, a church, a fountain and some print shops. The church is lovely and worth visiting and the Secretaria de Education building alongside the plaza features frescoes...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The church is lovely and very old, you can go inside and enjoy, but the other super interesting point in this part of the city is that next corner is the SEP building and inside you can find 3 foors completly cover with Diego Rivera's...More

1  Thank PaoMtzO
Reviewed 25 December 2015

As a former printer, I felt like I was on a busman’s holiday. The arcade along the front of the building facing the plaza was host to a dozen or so small hand printing presses. More printers abounded in the first floor of the building...More

Thank griggs2000
Reviewed 17 January 2015

I always make it a point to visit this lovely, peaceful square when visiting Mexico City. I have had business cards made here for myself and friends as they offer darling card stock with printed scrollwork - unique.

Thank Lasandia3278
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Passed through here today on my last day proper of my trip. I was staying in the Hotel Garibaldi and got somewhat waylayed when looking for the main square. Approaching this square are lots of subsiding buildings and old fashioned vendors. Busy bustling streets with...More

Thank ElCartoharvetta
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
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