A visit to Mexico City cannot be considered complete without visiting the Historical Center. It is a place where centuries of culture, tradition, and architecture come together to create one of the most beautiful areas in the whole country.
The historical centre of Mexico City is undoubtedly one of the places with the most folklore within the city; and although virtually every building has a story to tell, there are ones that should be given priority for a visit.
Just over 20 minutes from the Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa, on a walk through the Paseo de la Reforma, we have some suggestions on sites that are not to be missed once you reach the center:
The Cathedral majestically adorns the the Zócalo of CDMX. Its construction took more than 2 centuries and has various different architectural styles such as Gothic, Plateresque, and Baroque, among others with embellish the structure and attracts the attention of thousands of tourists.
One of the most stunning buildings in the city center is without a doubt the Palacio Nacional. It is government headquarters, but can also be visited to admire its beautiful murals that tell the story of Mexico and to learn about the history of the building.
A glimpse of prehispanic Mexico can experienced on a visit to this site. Located beside the cathedral, here you can see the ruins of the most important part of the city over 500 years ago when the Aztecs dominated the region.
Antiguo Colegio de San Idelfonso:
This building was constructed around 1588 and has had various purposes over time such as the location of the National Preparatory School from 1867 to 1989. It currently serves as a museum where people can admire temporary exhibitions as well as appreciate the murals that adorn the building. The murals are said to be done by some of the most talented muralists in the history of the country.
There are some of the most important sites that you should get to know during your visit to Mexico City; and at the end of your visit, come relax in our spa and enjoy your luxury accommodation in Paseo de la Reforma.