Historic Center (Centro Historico), Mexico City

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Historic Walking Area
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”. By using our Mexico City trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Historic Center (Centro Historico) and other attractions in Mexico City.
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  • We stayed nearby for a month... loved seeing the parades and all other activities going on...beautiful!  more »
  • You can visit many historical beautiful and spectacular architecture. Unfortunately bad smells of urine and more. Not be if it is safe or not but the beautiful tour around its buildings is overshadowed by the atmosphere of the place and lot of people asking for help so as the traffic
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  • walk to a point of the Mexican capital, which lies in a beautiful square, where you can observe the dynamics and the daily life of the city.
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  • The movement of people who go to the historic center to contemplate the beautiful houses and palaces of the Spanish era and its beautiful churches and the Cathedral. In addition the archaeological pride of our past
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  • Beautiful but dangerous thing if you go Sun @ since there are very few cops or plane there, and there are moments in which is rather lonely as people walk, there is a market there close and also metro
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  • Excellent lufar to guide your way
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  • The center of the city of Mexico is simply beautiful
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