Historic Center (Centro Historico)

Historic Center (Centro Historico)

Historic Center (Centro Historico)
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The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
How to get there
  • Bellas Artes • 3 min walk
  • San Juan de Letrán • 5 min walk
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  • jamusaba
    Florida375 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See Attraction
    Perhaps the most important tourist site in Mexico. Great place to learn all about Mexico's colonial and indigenous history and see the most important government buildings, museums and national opera house. I devoted 2 whole days which was barely enough.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Tamara
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can't get enough of it
    There's so much to see here that one could spend several days in this area alone. But, with a great guide from Journeys Beyond the Surface, we saw many of the highlights that interested us. You can't go to Mexico City and miss this area! The sites and history are all very interesting and fun to see.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 May 2024
  • lala382838
    Rockhampton, Australia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our time at the Centro was wonderful!
    Roberto Jair , chef Jose and Arturo Gonzalo made us stay in Mexico and absolute delight. It was a delight to go down and have breakfast and food morning and to be greeted by such courteous gentleman. The staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and secure and every possible need we had was met with a smile, I could not recommend the service the position the cleanliness and value for money any higher.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 May 2024
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lala382838
Rockhampton, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Roberto Jair , chef Jose and Arturo Gonzalo made us stay in Mexico and absolute delight. It was a delight to go down and have breakfast and food morning and to be greeted by such courteous gentleman. The staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and secure and every possible need we had was met with a smile, I could not recommend the service the position the cleanliness and value for money any higher.
Written 24 May 2024
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Tamara
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
There's so much to see here that one could spend several days in this area alone. But, with a great guide from Journeys Beyond the Surface, we saw many of the highlights that interested us. You can't go to Mexico City and miss this area! The sites and history are all very interesting and fun to see.
Written 14 May 2024
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H.M_13
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It wasn’t what I expected. It reminded me of santee Alley downtown Los Angeles. Museums were ok. Too many armed police in city.
Written 3 May 2024
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jamusaba
Florida375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Perhaps the most important tourist site in Mexico. Great place to learn all about Mexico's colonial and indigenous history and see the most important government buildings, museums and national opera house. I devoted 2 whole days which was barely enough.
Written 15 August 2023
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RobBoston80
Boston, MA1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The area has many historical attractions that all the book guides tell you to see. You could get them all done in 1-2 days. We stayed for a week and we stayed right here and really enjoyed it. Its safe and clean.
Written 25 April 2023
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JAB
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Easy walk around to see all the cool Spanish architecture. The national Plaza is huge and we got to see the flag being wrapped up for the night. So many old buildings and cobbled walkways.
Written 7 March 2023
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ClunkNebbermorth
Cardiff, UK473 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Not the same as a historical centre in europe! quite modern but interesting enough. There a few better attractions than you will find here.
Written 5 March 2023
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Jason W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
A comfortable hotel in which items from the Cafe (including beer) were complimentary. The breakfast was excellent, and the servers - Roberto, Gonzalo, and Arturo - were warm and friendly with great senses of humour. The staff all spoke excellent English and the hotel is in a great location. Would stay again.
Written 3 March 2023
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drogilmour
Guatemala City, Guatemala2,752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
From Paseo de la Reforma to el Zócalo it's a long but historical walk filled with history, architecture and churches. Madero street has become a pedestrian-only way, here we saw the San Francisco church just a few metres from Torre Latinoamericana. This pedestrian street is where Benito Juárez, Francisco I. Madero and Venustiano Carranza walked triumphantly towards the National palace. Sanborn's is located here upon reaching the area of the grand buildingsof C. XVIII.
Written 20 February 2023
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Mariana Marinho
Sao Paulo, SP300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
we walked a lot in Mexico City!
we hired a certified guide, who made us go beyond history, enchanted us: Israel Mendoza, from SECTUR.
We learned a lot and it was worth the fair price!
Written 6 February 2023
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