El Centro

Mexico City

By some counts Mexico City is the largest city in the western hemisphere, with over 20 million people. In Mexico, this capitol city is referred to as "D.F.", the Distrito Federal (Federal District), or simply as "México".

El Centro

Downtown Mexico City is known as El Centro, or Centro Histórico.

Zócalo

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Post Office

The interior of the Palacio de Correos de Mexico really is the palace of post offices, exquisitely decorated with ornate brass and iron fixtures. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 19.435686, -99.1404 

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National Palace

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Monumento a la Revolución

The Monumento a la Revolución is a mix of styles — an enormous stone art deco arch with a glass elevator rising to the center from the street below. Paying for a ride to the top gives access to great views of Mexico City. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 19.436233, -99.154701 

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The sidewalk below contains a hidden fountain that periodically sprays surprise blasts of water.

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Raices

Roots

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Reforma 222 Shopping Mall

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Exploring El Centro

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