Historic Center (Centro Historico), Mexico City

4.6
Neighborhood · 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”. 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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  • The historical district is a must to enjoy in Mexico city. Many different and beautiful architectures everywhere and ever corner. Lots of walking paths with big numbers of shopping and dining...  more »
  • Plan to spend half oar a whole day walking aroung to admire the architecture. A guide or guide book is useful to expain the history, especially buildings built over buildings throughout the...  more »
  • We got an airbnb for seven nights two blocks away from Zocalo. We visited seven different districts in Mexico City. We’re happy that we stayed in the historic center. You can walk to so many...  more »

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