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”. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    Very nice historical centre, spectacular architecture, vale worth visit Hsy people are must walk with care. I recommend rides Turibus
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  • August 14, 2017
    Every building, every street in the historic center is an important fragment of the history of Mexico. Buildings in use of the colonial era and multiple remains of pre-Hispanic times. A living museum.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We had the opportunity to tour a tourist truck... that really is worth to get to know a lot more than the historic centre...
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  • March 25, 2017
    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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  • October 9, 2016
    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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  • March 28, 2017
    Excellent lufar to guide your way
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  • January 12, 2017
    The center of the city of Mexico is simply beautiful
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  • January 27, 2016
    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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