Whether you’re slowed down by pilgrims on the way to Mexico City’s cathedral or performers re-enacting Aztec history in the Zócalo, rushing through the streets of Centro Histórico is not an option. The city’s oldest traditions, oldest buildings, and oldest businesses are here, right in the heart of the capital. Its volume of experience is palpable—it’s exactly why authors, musicians, and museum-goers continue to gravitate to the city’s core every hour, every day, every year.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
History and Culture Collide In the Center of the City
Really love the neighborhood."
Visited in 2013
Centro Histórico's Immaculate Architecture
Surrounded by restaurants, shops, bars, and public transportation. Very clean, comfortable, and most importantly safe..."
Visited in 2012
Everyday Shops In Mexico City's Historic Heart
The neighborhood is also full of life if you want to eat and drink in really good restaurants and [see] small local businesses..."
Everyday Markets In the Middle of the City
Destination Dulce: Mexico City's Sweet Center
Centro Histórico's Museums and Galleries
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Alicia Vera is a photographer based in Mexico City. She studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and eventually moved to DF to rediscover her families' roots. Her past clients include Condé Nast Traveler, 360 Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is an Eddie Adams XXIII alumni.