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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  • I recommend staying in hotels near the historic centre, since there are many places to learn and they can do it walking. You can also take in the central square, a tourist bus that has different routes. It is a city to stay at least 8 days, since it has much that offer, account around Central magnificent of 170 museums, including the Museum of wax, which is fabulous, also find restaurants, bars, etc.
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  • the historical center of mexico city is surprising, but it is a pity that the streets are so dirty, smell badly, drainage and urine.
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  • We were here a few years ago and all the streets were torn up...now I know why. The area has been cleaned up and feels like a sophisticated urban center although there are still lots of small shops. E...  more »