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Address: Puebla, Mexico
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: An old fountain rests at the center of this bucolic plaza, located in...
An old fountain rests at the center of this bucolic plaza, located in Puebla's historic district.
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A true reflection of the city

Like many towns in Mexico, the Zocalo is the heart of the community and reflects the people and culture. The Zocalo in Puebla is always alive with varying attractions and vendors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
TheVeggieBond
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Like many towns in Mexico, the Zocalo is the heart of the community and reflects the people and culture. The Zocalo in Puebla is always alive with varying attractions and vendors. There are many restaurants, stores, and hotels that border the square, and fountains, benches, shade trees, and sculptures in the centre. The tourist information centre, tour bus ticket booth,... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

When in Puebla, one simply must visit the Zocalo area. There are many restaurants and little shops surrounding the area. Banks are here, too - in case you need an ATM or need to exchange currency.

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Pikesville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

There are always lots of people and Mexican tourists there, On Sunday, there are Zumba, games, and bicyle riding..

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El Centro, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Zocalo or main plaza is the place that almost all cities in Mexico have. Is the place where on Sundays the bands play music, candies, crafts and souvenirs are sold, Some Sundays senior citizens get together and dance the Danzon music that some say came from Cuba and other say is native from the state of Veracruz. The Zocalo is... More 

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Torreon, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Many good restaurants line the Zocalo as do shops, and the tourism office. The Zocalo itself is beautiful with a large fountain, nice gardens, and a great view of the cathedral! It is not over crowded and they really limit the amount of vendors which is nice! You can also hop on bus tours of the city from here as... More 

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Salida
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40 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Just want you want, lots of activity at the city center. It was a holiday and this was the place to be. Always something happening.

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Bryan, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I went to the Zocalo my first visit to the region and now ever time I plan a return trip regardless if it is alone for business, with business associates or colleagues or soon in July when I bring my husband for his first visit to the region. There is nothing you desire that you cannot find here; the best... More 

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london
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80 reviews 80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were in Puebla 28 th Feb for 3 days, and stayed one street from the Zocalo. It is large, clean , organised, has one of the best Cathedrals I have ever seen, it is safe, has wonderful bars & restaurants offering many delights, it has a tourist information centre giving out free maps & free information to assist tourists... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
98 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I could have spent a week in the zocola eating, drinking and watching the show around me. There was activity everywhere ...dancing, people on stilts, mimes )I guess they weren't activity), a marching band with added hand drums that gave a Latin beat to the marching songs.

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Singapore
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A large park with trees in front of the cathedral. Quite charming. On weekends, there are people dancing to Latino music, selling balloons, playing games. We went on Valentine's weekend, which was quite unpleasant because there were way to many people.

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