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Address: At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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Description: One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of...
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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It's the most important and impressive part of the city. The city center is always a must but this is a special one. I recommend not to eat on the restaurants that have a view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's the most important and impressive part of the city. The city center is always a must but this is a special one. I recommend not to eat on the restaurants that have a view to the main plaza as they are overly expensive and the food sucks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is Mexico's largest square, and is used for several types of public events such as concerts, political speeches and (unfortunately) protests. Also, on the night of September 15th, the president appears in public over the central balcony of the National Palais to repeat, after over 200 years, the famous "grito", by which independence is announced to the country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the largest squares i've ever seen. You'll see lots of tourists and can mingle along the side streets of the square. In Zocalo, i've had the best street food (tacos&flautas&fajitas) in all Mexico. The Chipotle chilly sauce is a must :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The centre of Mexico City has the huge Zocalo square, often used for events and the such like it is also a great place to visit. Many of the surrounding buildings have rooftop restaurants and bars for great views and it is well connected to visit the Cathedral, Temple Mayor and the National Palace. If you can be there around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A great place for people watching, often many things going on at once. Easy to get to by the metro. Surrounded by great museums and restaurants. Totally a must see if you are in Mexico City, even if for only one day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

An absolute must place to visit when coming to Mexico City! Very dramatic Cathedral on the main plaza and heart of the historical centre, built on the site of were once stood a pyramid, as were most old cathedrals.....fantastic that right next to the sinking cathedral ( as originally Mexico City was a lake so visit the muses de anthropology!)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Zocalo is the true historical "heart" of this beautiful city; it was the center of Aztec culture for many years; Templo Mayor. It is a great plaza with the national Cathedral on one side, National Palace on the other, the Templo Mayor museum; and quite a few other historical buildings to visit. Visit Diego Rivera's murals inside the National... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You have to go here when you visit Mexico City. Large public square with lots to see. Walk from here to the old post office and see the Palacio Bellas Artes also. The people are friendly in this area, but watch for pick-pockets. So many people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Zocalo in Mexico City is a great place to time travel. The Cathedral, National Palace, and the surrounding buildings are just astonishing. The giant Mexican flag in the middle of the plaza makes it just right. Make sure to have a meal in one of the restaurants in front of the National Palace and enjoy the wonderful views of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Its an amazing historical center, although crowded and you have to go in comfortable clothing, nothing that attracts too much attention be way

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