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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 #28 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

I couldn't go specifically to the Zocalo, I only walked around, because it was fenced. However, the buildings around are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

impressive, large square, surrounded by public buildings and large cathedral. go to one of the terasse around the square to admire its sheer size. it is worth visit, especially as you will be anyhow in the area while visiting historic downtown

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Punta Negra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Sure - there is the Cathedral and the Palacio Nacional but honestly as far as squares go this one is more of a parking lot / traffic jam these days. It is not a pedestrian center as many squares are of Spanish origin with restaurants, cafes and bars. Centro in general is definitely worth the time to explore but this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A huge square bordered by the Palacio National, the great cathedral etc. Great location as its on a subway station named Zocalo. There is a huge super size Mexican flag in the centre. It is said that it takes up a whole city block and is among the largest squares in the world. Most of the cultural events are held... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Zocolo is a great place to wander. Lots of cobblestone streets, coffee shops, perfume stores, and a variety other tourist/non tourist shops. The Cathedral is a beautiful building and you also have the Temple Mayor, National Palace etc all to view/visit. You will likely be hounded by hucksters trying to get you into the coffee shops overlooking the Zocolo (square)... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The zocalo square is very nice (also with several demonstrations when I was there). The ruins of templo mayor are impressive and a most see! The old builds are also very nice at night, with several good places to have a coffee or drink a beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great square framed by the Palacio National, the great cathedral, Palacio de Hierro, Liverpool department store and on west side some hotels. In the middle of the place is waving a super-sized Mexican flag. Enjoy your lunch or dinner from the terraces of the hotels. Best time would be evening's after dark when everything is illuminated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our hotel overlooked this amazing square. It has to be worth the visit just to walk around and see the history of the buildings. Cafes and restaurants that are just a bit more than in other parts of the city, but the view is worth the extra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

1-Zocalo meaning plinth. It was the main ceremonial center in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan and from the colonial period on, the main plaza or square in the heart of the historic center of Mexico City.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Right now and leading up to the fifth of November you can count on the zocalo to be very active despite the government's favorite trick of doing "construction" which only congests the area. Police are every where and if you made ifctoctell zocalo on foot you might as well walk the relatively short distance to "Tepito", the largest open air... More

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