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Historic Center (Centro Historico)

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Address: Avenida Juarez 66, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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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 place if you have a taste for architecture and history. A lot of people on the street, I recommend going early, as some places close at 5.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place if you have a taste for architecture and history. A lot of people on the street, I recommend going early, as some places close at 5.

Thank Patricianeid
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent 3 days in Mexico city and had a great time. There is a lot to see in the Historico Central area. Felt safe and enjoyed visiting museums, churches, etc in day and walking to dinner in evening. Stayed in the new Centro Historico hotel and would recommend. Very nice and clean, breakfast included and helpful staff. Only negative is... More 

Thank Lana1105
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our accommodation was in 5 de febrero, a great location as we could walk to most important sites in Mexico City. The historical centre is very safe and clean. We were able to walk the streets at night with no fear. We will return as there is too much to see. We had 4 days and this was not long... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There's an awesome buzz on the Avenida Juarez that I can only compare to Times Square in New York. All kinds of people going here and there and I wonder where they're all going... maybe all tourists but you see a lot of people in suits as well as a fair number on skate boards. The adjacent park and monument... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is indeed the historic center but it is pretty much the heart of Mexico. The crowds in the afternooon just proves this. For tourists, it is really day tour to see the largest cathedral on the southern Americas, the Cathedral Metropolitana, the Palacio de Nacional, the Templo Mayor, an old Aztec site and some more historic buildings in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to walk around in an otherwise very hectic city. With the walking street and small restaurants with inner garden it gives small oasis of calm. Lift the eyes to discover nice old houses and small interesting details.

Thank Kataeng
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its located close to belles artes, you can walk down through the park and visit this. At night there are usually people doing things that makes it fun to watch.

Thank stewmexico2002
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk around the main historical buildings and apreciate the architecture make an interesting tour. Its better do it by yourself, walking and stoping according your time and your preferences. Besides you can find good places to rest, to have a lunch, to buy souvenirs. It can be hard walk through the people with a hot sun so before get there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the National Palace where one could see the beautiful murals painted by Diego Rivera. One needs to leave a personal identification to enter. The largest cathedral in the Americas is located in the Zocalo (square) Very nice restaurants, and lots of stores located on two pedestrian streets. We did not line up to see the Aztec ruins... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other than the monumental sights, the ambience is really great - given this is right in the middle of the historic town center. There was a concert next door the day we got here so got some really good shots!

Thank Dipraj N

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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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