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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  • We had the privilege of visiting CDMX for several months and came here multiple times. It is awesome- old and new worlds mix through architecture and commerce. Every time we've gone, it gets crowded.....  more
    We had the privilege of visiting CDMX for several months and came here multiple times. It is awesome- old and new worlds mix through architecture and commerce. Every time we've gone, it gets crowded.....  more »
  • I love the historic square area! Such a beautiful place to walk around, enjoy the sights, and learn about Mexico! I would suggest the free walking tour (google it and it will come up). Just book the....  more
    I love the historic square area! Such a beautiful place to walk around, enjoy the sights, and learn about Mexico! I would suggest the free walking tour (google it and it will come up). Just book the....  more »
  • So many different places to see and churches to enter. But don't miss the Post Office and the Jewish Synagogue in Centro. 
    So many different places to see and churches to enter. But don't miss the Post Office and the Jewish Synagogue in Centro.  more »

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