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Zocalo

Address: At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)
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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #29 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Vienna, Virginia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you're in Mexico City for more than a day, you'll probably end up walking through the Zocalo at some point. The square is huge and wide open. It's near other attractions such as Templo Mayor, the ancient Aztec City that is essentially underneath Mexico City, and Palacio Nacional.

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West Point, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The zocalo is in down town Mexico is the hearted of the city Is very old and right under is the the Aztec city, with you can see in De Templo Mayor The zocalo has a lit the of everything Great food, great coffee places, shopping Great events try to make the 15 of step, is the time the presidente... More 

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Seattle
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The big granddaddy of all zócalos in México. There's nothing better than coming here and people watching. Plus there is tons of stuff to do around here. A must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place is huge and very symbolic for Mexican people and beautiful view of entire plaza. You can feel the history when you come here. Must visit place!

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Bronx, New York
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I visited for the holidays , very crowded and lots of Christmas lights..I love this plaza because I was able to experience the culture of been there for the holidays..lots of people selling souvenirs and Mexican products , restaurants , shops and amazing architecture ...

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Pasadena, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was in Mexico City for only two nights and wanted to be near the main attractions. The hotel is located directly in the middle of the historic center. It is within walking distance to some of the main monuments with lots of shopping and restaurants nearby. The hotel was very nice & very safe. It was old world Mexican... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I moved to Mexico City in the 90s with my job - it was the first time I experienced this type of nostalgia. I met my husband in Mexico City and we lived near the zocalo for years ( 1998 - 2005 ). I never got tired of looking at the beauty of downtown - as an artist I never... More 

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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

While the Zócalo itself is not much to see - an open plaza made of cement with nothing on it except for immense flag pole, where the flag is raised and lowered everyday - everything surrounding it is worth a visit: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palacio Nacional, the Templo Mayor and other administrative buildings for their architecture. Being at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

By far the top pick of mine when first visiting the city. It is the heart of the nation and is as important today as it was in pre-hispanic times, pyramids can still seen right behind the main cathedral. Zocalo is a must visit for two reasons. First, to get your bearings in such a massive city. Second, to see... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Oh, what a let down my dear Mexico City. Why have you wasted the tax payers' money on a large Cube with nothing in it? It was so lame. Next time, put the Coke tree back up on Reforma and pay an inept security guard to watch it so it doesn't go up in flames. Or bring back the Largest... More 

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