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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  • That I had not imagined to find a beautiful city center of a metropolitan city. I wandered around in the area of the historical centre and also in a few side streets. Anywhere nice restaurants and shops at a fair price. I had taken only cash for security reasons, but have had no problems. The police was present everywhere.
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  • I think that it is a very good place for a walk, however there were many spots to eat, are counted, but the view is excellent for souvenir photos.
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  • This is where much of Mexico's historical pulse can be felt. The area includes such important sites as the National Palace, the Zocala (Plaza Constitucion), Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, major...  more »

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