Historic Center (Centro Historico), Mexico City

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#6 of 50 in Historic Sites in Mexico City
Historic Walking Area Historic Site
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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  • If you're a tourist in Mexico City - this is the place to start with. A lot of history, a lot of attractions, very walk-able, hotels, shopping, restaurants - can't go wrong.  more »
  • The Alameda Central is a great place to walk. There are corridors for sightseeing through the gardens, museums and sellers as well. LA Alameda Central es un gran lugar para caminar. Hay corredores par...  more »
  • The Centro Historic is beautiful, the architecture is grand and there are so many things to see and do (and eat)! Spend several hours wandering around admiring the sights or come back again and again....  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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