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 went to see the ofrendas in the Zocalo. These particular ofrendas were in the Plaza Santo Domingo and they were fabulous.  more »
  • We loved walking round the old city centre. Never once did we feel unsafe. Lots of beautiful buildings and amazing spaces. You could easily spend a day of your visit in this area enjoying the sites.  more »
  • The Alameda Park at the historic center, is very nice. Plenty of sculptures, vendors, sites and restaurants. Great place to spend several hours.  more »
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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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  • very nice when there is a sit-in or March, incredible running a Sunday morning.
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Where to stay in Mexico City

Head straight to the trendy neighborhoods of Roma or La Condesa if you're looking for an artsy atmosphere--you can find design-conscious hostels and boutique hotels nestled among the many bars, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. For easy access to the city's most beautiful architecture, you can't beat staying in the historical center, although the neighborhood's UNESCO-listing means you'll only find smaller, old-fashioned options there. You can also indulge in a few luxury nights in the fancy Polanco district, or look for a more budget-friendly option in the popular Zona Rosa.
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