Centro Histórico

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Centro Histórico

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The experience of staying in Centro Historico in Mexico City is one that you're unlikely to forget in a hurry. Brimming and buzzing with the sights, sounds, and smells of everyday life in Mexico City, all set against the historical backdrop of Spanish colonial buildings and palaces built in various architectural styles, this is a neighborhood that has retained its unique, local flavor. Speaking of which, street food is something of a specialty in Centro Historico, particularly at Le Merced and El Mercado de Dulces. You needn't look any further than one of both of these two sprawling, noisy markets for a tasty taco, torta or even something sweeter. The beating heart of the neighborhood can be found on and around Plaza de la Constitucion, or the Zocalo, where street performers and animated stall holders tussle for the attention of workers, residents, and visitors. Peruse the decades-old bookstores along nearby Republica de Cuba, explore the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral, and while away a few hours over a few beers in a traditional cantina. Centro Historico is a very busy, so you’ll probably need them.

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