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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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must see attraction. Antique Mexico.

It is a must see attraction. Zocalo is safe, fun, for all ages and the attraction is that has a lot of things to see, and a lot of people to watch, it make's you feel like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is a must see attraction. Zocalo is safe, fun, for all ages and the attraction is that has a lot of things to see, and a lot of people to watch, it make's you feel like in1800's because of it's buildings. All the way around you can see many places, is located in downtown. You can get by metro,... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is an outstanding feeling to walk and see such an old buildings, the huge size, everything was clean, I felt safe all the time and enjoyed all the main buildings around there. Government palace, Cathedral.. prepare to walk a lot.. I walked around 8km (5 miles) Use a hat or sun block.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This huge plaza is the heart of Mexico City, with government buildings, the national cathedral, and our hotel, the Hotel Gran Ciudad de Mexico. There are lots of shops around the arcades--including lots of jewelry shops. For us, the best thing was the Aztec templo mayor, which I've commented on separately. If you face the cathedral, the templo mayor is... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

The largest flag I've ever seen, and dom't miss the daily flag parade at 8am or 6pm. The Zocalo is also next to some historic sites like the cathedral. You haven't been to Mexico without seeing the center. There are various options to see it from the top like from the restaurant at the Grand Hotel de Mexico.

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Harrison, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Significance of this place historical but the purpose is comparable to the Mall in Washington, DC or Red Square, Moscow, Russia. An open space between their National Palace (national congress), government buildings, and the 400 plus year old cathedral. On the west side of the square, there are few restaurants and many souvenir shops. No major event during our visit.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our hotel was very far from this place...but I saw Best Western somewhere here, standing in one corner...I wish I stayed there.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

After spending some time in Merida and Puebla, where both tourists and locals can spend their time (often evenings) by relaxing at the cities' main squares with something to eat or drink, the Zocalo of Mexico City was somewhat disappointing. It's not really people -friendly: no place to seat, no plants, just a wide open space with one big flag... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Passed this area up and down, I was standing under a giant flag and went to a Catholic church. I have a photo.

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Alto, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Save,busy but not crowded ,good food and unlimited architectural treasures to visit,a very classic Mexican environment and happy feeling. There are many easy ways to get there and public parking lots, it is a must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Zócalo square in mexico city, a main square in the city that goes back to Aztec time. I was there in june and people where gathering infront of large tv screens watching Fifa world cup matches live. You should visit the presidential palace and the ruins. Good luck

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