From the 21st century, all the way back to the 16th, Mexico City is loaded with Historic Sites and Buildings. In world history, pretty much the entire 17th and 18th centuries happened here - or at least passed through.
For constructions older than that, don't miss the section on Archaeological Sites. For anything newer than that, you're in the right place.
There are churches and monasteries and residential palaces - all in the most influential building styles of the time. In fact, people spend a lifetime, right here, still studying all the things that were built.
Many of the most prominent historic sites and buildings are arranged along noteworthy streets, were built on the edges of the city's hundreds of parks and public squares, or they're simply the places where something important happened.
There's not going to be an end either. Things just keep getting more interesting, more involved, and ever deeper. Whatever you're hoping to learn, you should find it here.
In the shadows of the Plaza San Lucas, a dramatic history is redeemed in symmetry.
The predecessor to San Pablo el Nuevo, today it's part of the Hospital Juárez Centro.
A breathtaking stretch of late-18th-century housing leaves almost nothing to the imagination.
Like a gaunt recollection of past conflict, a hard-fought for parish stands out in its own period's harshest…
One of the great mysteries of the northern Centro Histórico is a wood framed church & hospital.
The sister building to the old Palacio de Ayuntamiento, construction led to some fascinating discoveries.
More than a sunny backdrop to a coffee shop, it's a museum and retirement home too.
One of the most fascinating, if not the most visited, the Numismatic ought to be on your bucket…
One of the City's most serene church interiors is on one of the most raucous of City Center…
Among the earliest on the buildings on the Zócalo, it's still the seat of City government.
Still a sight to behold, the former Conde de Regla outdid himself in the "House of Silver"
One of the country's oldest public service organizations is still HQ-ed on the side of the Zócalo.
Still a gusty breath of wind from the past, a monastery in Tacuba is as impressive as any…
One of the younger neighborhoods in Xochimilco has held on the longest to its Nahuatl name and it's…
Among the most dramatic stretches of canal, an ancient neighborhood rolls out the welcome mat.
Xochimilco's littlest historical neighborhood is among the biggest participants in the local processions.
An ancient ceremonial site gave rise to one of Xochimilco's most colorful neighborhoods.
The epicenter of the New Xochimilco, it's one of the biggest and quietest of Xochimilco's Chinampa Barrios.
There's always something see, and just 8-minutes walk from the light rail is one of Xochimilco's finest barrios.
Looking out on the thriving market square, there's no better place for the Central Xochimilco Chapel.
The legendary Xaltocan of Xochimilco still hosts the biggest carnival in the city.
An 17th-century chapel at the heart of Santa Cruz Anulco, it's one of Xochimilco's oldest continually inhabited neighborhoods.
One of the most beloved of central Xochimilco barrios, this one's
One of Xochimilco's most colorful, creative, and historical of ancient neighborhoods...
__ San Miguel Ajusco is one of the original towns of Tlalpan. It’s best known as a first…
A masterpiece of Mid-Century Modernism, Mexico City's leading architect's home is something to behold.
The spiritual center of Catholic Xochimilco, it's a great introduction to the central neighborhoods.
At the center of one of Xochimilco's original neighborhoods, and as colorful as can be.
One of the northernmost churches in the City offers outstanding views to the south, and lots of adventure.
One of the oldest churches in Azcapotzalco is also the physical center of one of the oldest neighborhoods.
A chapel once dedicated to Saint Louis the King of France is today but a sentinel overlooking the…
A remarkable little town and neighborhood, centered around a thoroughly re-habbed and very old church.
Not one of the most visited pueblos originarios in Milpa Alta, perhaps this one should be, it's still…
One of the most prominent facades on the skyline in Mexico City, it's your first step into Tacubaya.
Best loved for it's wooded atrium, it's a little known temple and former monastery in the thick of…
A museum dedicated to one of the oldest institutions in the hemisphere and its long role in Mexico…