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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 291 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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is where it all starts. Everyone has to visit the Zocalo on a trip to DF. There is always activity going on. You can catch some very interesting protests here most of the time. This is one of the greatest city squares in the world.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The density of people is amazing and the historical cathedral, Aztec ruins and government palaces are incredible all within an urban setting

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Navi Mumbai, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

its a huge square flanked by the national palace and the cathedral. lots of tents in the square each representing a country. even though it is tilted, was still very clean though very crowded. security was good. worth seeing and photographing

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Oxnard, California
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30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This square is collosal! many people there. many events. the landmarks, the history. the smack cente of where everything happens politically and religiously. the museums, el templo de plaza mayor, restaurants, metro etc!!!!!!!!!!! everyone who goes to mexico city goes here!!!!!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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144 reviews 144 reviews
64 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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69 helpful votes 69 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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