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Zocalo

Address: Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 501 5000
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Ranked #19 of 55 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

from food at restaurants or selling on the street stand, music, beautiful handcraft that local people are selling, amazing places to take great pictures,,,, you name it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

There is always a buzz here with plenty of activity and people. Sure the restaurants and cafes charge more but its great for the passing parade. There are craft and clothing stalls every night, street performers and tasty street food to try. Protest gatherings and speeches together with traditional dancing displays. Locals and tourists alike hang out here and we... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I was with a group of friends traveling up from the south of Oaxaca on our way to Mexico City. We had planned on spending a night in Oaxaca City since none of us had been there before. We spent an afternoon and evening there, primarily on and around the Zocalo. There was so much that one could do. Visit... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The Zocalo in a city or town is the central square where all types and kinds mix together in a harmonious motley theatre . There are locals ,tourists, entertainers, musicians , vendors , security people , tourist information kiosks and sometimes there is the presence of people making a social or political statement in the city's public forum. During my... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a great place to sit and people watch. You can have a drink or a meal, or a quick cup of coffee and sit and watch the world go by.

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Mexico
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155 reviews 155 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Loved the vibe of this place. Plenty of vendors, nice street scene. Highly recommend visiting day or night. Must see in Oaxaca.

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Spring, Tx
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you cannot get to Rome, go to Oaxaca to enjoy the 16th century frescoes etc........Beautiful!! Enjoyed a local wedding by chance as well.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm sure it's a beautiful space, since the architecture is lovely and the restaurants and shops looked nice, but while we were in Oaxaca it was full of protestors mourning the 43 students and looked more like a tent city. Nevertheless, I wouldn't have wanted to miss it. The government building is worth a visit while you're in the area... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This zocalo, like many, is always a hub of activity - and whatever you do - make sure to eat at the stands - delicious food.

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Querétaro
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

An average zocalo, except when it is occupied by striking teachers, which is most of the time these days, and one of the reasons Oaxaca has among the worst schools in Mexico.

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