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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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Beautiful and Alive!

We went when there was an international fair of sorts going on where there was booths having food, clothing, history, and pamphlets from almost every country around the world... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went when there was an international fair of sorts going on where there was booths having food, clothing, history, and pamphlets from almost every country around the world. There were street performers and high end shops encircling the Zocalo. The cathedrals were grand and proud and the Presidential House was amazing to look at. For us it was a... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you visit Mexico City, this is a must see. It is a huge zocalo (not like many other cities having more intimate zocalos) and ringed by beautiful buildings. In particular, visit the church which is reminiscent of European churches.

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Xochitepec, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view of the Zocalo and very colorful, just about any type of service is provided in that location, don't forget to take a camera because sometimes many interesting activities are going on!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great to place to be when you visit Mexico City. Here you can find beautiful buildings and cathedrals, learn the history of this incredible country and learn from its wonderful people.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I suppose some reviews speak of the Zocalo and surrounding areas which are pretty and walkable. On this review, I speak of the plaza which is now completely occupied with a kind of commercial fair known as Aldea Digital. Because this huge area was traditionally the ending point of many demonstrations, I was told by many locals that this type... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Few of times I went to El Zocalo, where so much fun! There was always something going on, either prehispanic dancing or fairs. On my last day in Mexico City, I really didn´t have much planned so I just went to El Zocalo and found an International Food Fair. It was so much fun, they also had groups from... More 

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Chihuahua, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Greatest Palace Ever. Being Mexican I was very proud of not only the history behind those walls but the greatness of the building. Mexican Pride.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

it's quite an experience and it could be very crowded but ots worthy! beautiful buildings and sorrounding very close and its pretty safe.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice view. I must say that it was bigger than I though. The área is ok, now it is very crowded and popular. but it is a place you just need to visit once an mark it in your badge.

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El Centro, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I liked to walk with my family at the Zocalo and it is a safe place to walk at any time you always see surveillance.

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Address: At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro

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