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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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You can visit this place and a lot of places near. Its very good to take some pictures. Its a very common place to turists and near this place you can find a Craft market, in the... read more

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

You can visit this place and a lot of places near. Its very good to take some pictures. Its a very common place to turists and near this place you can find a Craft market, in the street. There you can buy some tipical things to México. Its very good.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Hilton in Centro Historico and it was a perfect, central location for what we wanted to do in the city. There's a lovely park that's great to stroll through. You can also visit the Palacio de Belles Artes. and Zocalo and pick up the city tour buses from here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area is well kept & the park felt safe to walk around in the daytime. The nearby museum of the Arts is a nice structure & there is an old convent across the street, which is worth a visit. Go to the top of the nearby tower, similar in shape to the Empire State building in New York. I... More 

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Mexico city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick visit to this area is worth it! Incredible and beautiful structures! Do visit if you are in vicinity...this is an absolutely beautiful area and it is incredible to walk through and see remnants of the previous generations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area was right by our hotel. We enjoyed the statues, flowers, museum and walking paths. Great way to relax after the chaos of the city.

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México
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First the Great Tenochtitlán and then the place of palaces during the colonial period. An incredibly opportunity to feel the power of people, where ancient traditions cohabit with modern times. Neuralgic point, where you will have to walk and let yourself get lost in the strangely organized chaos of Mexico City. It will take you at least 2 days, just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historic city center gives you in a short walking distance the entire history of Mexico City from the Aztecs, via the colonial period to the modern Mexico. It contains many interesting sites, such as the cathedral and Templo Mayor, but even walking the streets enjoying the buildings and people is an interesting experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend going to this monument at night. The white marble against the night sky is beautiful and it is well lit allowing fantastic photos. It is also in neighborhood that feels safe and has an upbeat atmosphere in the evenings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centro histórico used to be particularly seedy and grimy, but has undergone a renovation; some might decry this as gentrification, but walking around without holding your nose because of the smell is a definite plus, and at least feels more secure; being a huge city of course it wont be a sanitized suburbia, so adjust your expectations and keep your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great sites as listed on tripadvisor but a really cool and safe city to travel in now. Don't be put off by its former reputation!

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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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