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Zocalo

Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 5000
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Ranked #9 of 58 attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.
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Barrie, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Zocalo in Oazaca is my favorite in all of Mexico. It is chock full of interesting shops and dining options. The patios are fantastic because the streets are closed to traffic so you don’t have the noise and fumes that you find at some Zocalos. The only negative is the persistence of the people constantly trying to sell you... More

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Fairview, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There are several restaurants of varying prices. I was in town for 6 days and ate at least one meal a day there. You never know when a parade is going to happen or a band show up. There are a lot of locals here as well. Be prepared to have a lot of locals approach you to either buy... More

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Lima, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's a great place to dine, sit and people watch, shop or relax. It has filled up with many more vendors over the last few years. Many things are made here in Oaxaca, but many vendors are selling items made in Guatemala, and they claim it's their own. The items made here are beautiful, and worth exploring! There are good,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Oaxaca Zocalo is an experience itself!! We really enjoyed being seated there.. just enjoying the atmosphere, seeing people.. it was not very pleasant to be approached several times (even for the same people) begging for money.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Este lugar es muy bonito! Hay mucha gente y muchas cosas hacer. This is a great way to spend the day there are tons of people and little vendors selling everything. And all of the museums are free on Sundays if you happen to be in the area. It's great!

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a lively and colorful place where you can find lots of restaurants, a church, a market, etc. Other attractions are quite close, it's a good spot for watching locals on weekends.

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Bgotoa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I'd definitely say that being in Oaxaca's Zoccalo on the weekend is an experience one should have when they are here.

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I could have spent half of my time just sitting in the Zocola people-watching. It's a great space and it was quite a change to watch people interacting with each other with nary a smartphone in sight. it's also interesting to go at different times and see how the usage changes. The Spanish knew what they were doing when they... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is the best place in town to waste time. There are sidewalk cafes on three sides and many vendors and performers. There seems to be something going on and a crowd all the time. It is also near the Benito Juarez market and 20 de Noviembre market.

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Essex
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190 reviews 190 reviews
56 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Full of stalls, full of people and full of noise the zocalo buzzes with life, a visit to Oaxaca is incomplete without a few minutes in the zocalo.

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