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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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A prefect afternoon!

The Zocalo was host to a market of some kind, lots of people shopping, eating, a stage was set up for entertainment and areas for kids games. We went for the Cathedral and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Zocalo was host to a market of some kind, lots of people shopping, eating, a stage was set up for entertainment and areas for kids games. We went for the Cathedral and the National Palace, which were wonderful. We found a cute little restaurant six floors up nearby with great view.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just go... I loved the size of the buildings and the Mexican flag; the wide open spaces, the people, the architecture. A must see/visit place!

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Incredible pre hispanic ruins right in downtown of the huge Mexico City. It is very accessible since it is just a few steps away from the metro station Zocalo. Sundays is the entrance fro free if you are mexican, if not it is 64 pesos. The archaeological site is outdoors and you can actually see all the construction that was... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The zocalo is a must visit and visit it often cause it was always changing during our week long visit. While we were in Mexico City it had a concert for 3 night, a bazaar for 1 day, and I think we saw 2 protests where the police were keeping things in line. But at no time did I not... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I'm just adding a short comment for this magnificent place, since there is plenty of information about this wonderful space on books and internet. It's just a place one should visit when in Mexico DF. It gives you a sense of the historical relevance of this megacity.

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Long Valley, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you have a few hours, Zocalo is great. Lots of people, shops and good architecture around to enjoy. Options for dining and shopping are plenty plus it's all within walking of the National Palace, cathedral, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Always crowded, but a must if in Mexico City. This is where Mexico City started it development and is built over the old Azteca Ctiy, so its history is impressive. You must visit it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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

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

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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