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Zocalo

At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #30 of 287 attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas
Description: One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of Mexico City and is one of the city's most famous attractions.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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143 reviews 143 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The center of Mexico, the center of the Aztec Empire, the zocalo square is surrounded by incredible historical buildings and monuments including the National Palace, the Cathedral, the ruins of the Aztec Temple( Templo Mayor). Go to any of the hotels that are located in the square and go the restaurant on the top to have an amaizing views of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

such a great place with very historical buildings! there are some nice cute restaurants, the church and tons of museums close! its great to park your car and walk around but if your going to be more than a couple of hours take a taxi because parking with cost you! also do some research before about events going on in... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is truly the heart of Mexico City and a must see and visit. Surrounded by beautiful churches, museums, restaurants, hotels and shops it's a MUST SEE and great to stay nearby.

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Long Beach, California
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you can get yourself to the hotel in the far right-hand corner (facing into the plaza from the front of the cathedral) of the Zocalo, and head up to the top floor bar, you will have stunning views of the square. The margaritas are massive up there. The mango margarita is unsurpassed. Get there in the evening and enjoy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Religion-Government-Culure-Architecture-Art-Horticulture all in one relatively small area. A stroll from the Zocalo to the Angel of Independence.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

With at least 3 major attractions around it, you cannot avoid this square. It is a beautiful area and It would have been even better if one could stand in the middle and look around,but when we were there, the square was mostly covered by huge,white tents to house a computer exhibition. Even the flag ceremony was not fun. When... More

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My group stayed at the Best Western Majestic, which was located right next the Zocalo. Every morning we would wake up and see the Flag ceremony they had there while eating breakfast at the hotel on the roof. From the Zocalo we could access many things, including an old Catholic church, Government buildings to tour and the subway for transportation.... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Zocalo is a plaza in central Mexico City. On it, there is the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, and some other government buildings and businesses. There is always something going on, and usually that something is loud. In the middle of the plaza is a huge Mexican flag that the military brings out in the morning and takes down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have visited the zocalo a few times. The last time there was nothing there but the huge flag in the middle of the square which made it nice. This time there was huge telcel tents covering the square...not impressed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We visited Mexico City in December and Zocalo Square is the place to be! Sunday the plaza was full of the locals arts & crafts & authentic Mexican food sold in food stalls. A giant Christmas was built in the plaza and by the early evening the square would come alive with families and their children. Zocalo Square is the... More

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