Mexico’s heart beats in the Centro. With more than 1500 historic buildings, ancient Aztec ruins, vibrant art and some of the nation’s most absorbing museums, the Centro Histórico is the place to channel your inner culture vulture.
A stroll through the Zócalo, Latin America’s largest main square, takes you to dramatic Diego Rivera murals housed in Palacio Nacional, while just a stone’s throw away, you have Templo Mayor, a sacred Aztec temple with a world-class onsite museum.
In addition to its vast and varied cultural offerings, the Centro provides a backdrop of striking colonial buildings, some of which have been carefully converted into hostels and boutique hotels.
If you like an area with plenty of action, the historic center is chock-full of rewards.