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Address: At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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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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Feel the energy of Mexico City

A river of humanity but it's all good. Amazing vibe and energy. You will really get a feel for the colonial architecture of the city and the youthful heart. You may see a few... read more

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A river of humanity but it's all good. Amazing vibe and energy. You will really get a feel for the colonial architecture of the city and the youthful heart. You may see a few people in need asking for help. Lend a hand. Say a blessing and go on your way. We felt safe and secure the whole time. Closed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being there at xMas with the ice skating rink, one of the biggest xMas tree we'd seen and lots friendly crowds around was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The magnificent buildings, that surround the main square in the heart of Mexico City, are an excellent reason to visit Mexico City. If you want to appreciate from above the complete image of the Zocalo- main square- you can enter restaurants located on some roof gardens of this area. The Cathedral is perhaps one of the most beautiful constructions. Within... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Zocalo is a cool place to go. There are shops and restaurants too but the place itself is a must-see. It is beautiful and huge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There you can see the magnificent Cathedral (Catholic) also can visit the government palace where the presidential office is, "los portales" archs where plenty of business are extablished a few since more than a century ago, plenty of jewerly, can also visit the "Grand Hotel de la Ciudad de Mexico" which is on one of the corners of the "Zocalo"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visit the cathedral in the Zocalo. Inform yourself with an employee for her/him to explain how the church is sinking, and where and how you can see it. They were more than happy to explain that to me. If you can, stay for mass, even if you are not catholic. Maybe you´ll be in luck and hear the pipe organ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Allow me to skip the talk about the Zocalo which is a nice place to see some Mexican history, and instead express my admiration for the nice walk between Bellas Artes and the Zocalo. There are many beautiful buildings that are well preserved and maintained, which show one of the multiple identities of Mexican history. It is a safe and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly if you've seen one Zocalo or Plaza Grande you get the basic idea of what it looks like. The Cathedral is beautiful and it's cool seeing the Palacio where the Grito de Independencia is given every September, but that's about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful piece of art. There was something going on in the street, but still could appreciate the cathedral's details. Amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever are in cdmx (new acronym for Mexico City) don't miss the main square, everything you will see there has something to do with history or art.

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.