Historic Center (Centro Historico), Mexico City

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Tread the paths of the many historic streets found at Historic Center (Centro Historico), the central neighbourhood in Mexico City and a hotspot for historic architectural beauty. Just over 9 sq-km (3.4 sq-mi) of 668 densely populated blocks host an impressive 1,550 buildings that have been certified historically significant. Ramble slowly around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the heart of which “The Zocalo”, the largest plaza in all of Latin America, regularly plays hosts to a lively selection of popular cultural events. Many of the most important buildings and architecture, dating back to the 16th century, are found around this square, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, The National Palace and the “Templo Mayor”. Put Historic Center (Centro Historico) into our Mexico City trip itinerary builder site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mexico City.
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  • Undoubtedly, its cultural value is impressive, I love the details of the Zocalo, its grandiose square and imposing flag is worth going so far, and eating on one of the terraces around
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  • Admiring the Palace of Fine Arts, climbing the Latin American Tower, and then going for a walk to the Zocalo to admire its ancient buildings and center of the current government administration, is recommended for a day of Cultural walking.
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  • They have very colonial buildings and very well maintained. I recommend you to know well the history of each building is very important as a general culture of our country. The streets look clean, some areas lack more care for the towns to take care of them and have a good image of the historic center.
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