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Address: Puebla, Mexico
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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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We enjoyed our time at and around the Zocalo. It is a park visited by many people on a daily basis. There are a lot of restaurants and coffee shops around and the park is nice to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
DuglaR
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our time at and around the Zocalo. It is a park visited by many people on a daily basis. There are a lot of restaurants and coffee shops around and the park is nice to just sit and relax. A nice size market is just about 10 min walk from the Zocalo.

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been living and traveling in Mexico (all in all about 1 year). This is a seriously nice Zocalo. Beautifully manicured, constant cleaning, the plant pots even are Talavera, many benches, beautiful fauna.

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from a visit to Puebla for 8 days, staying a half block from the zocalo. It is a great location, a quick walk to most of the historical zone and an affordable cab ride to other areas. Each day there was something going on in the zocalo - muisic, clowns, and so on, so it was... More 

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london
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a sunny warm day so it helps going to market . The downtown has a unique charisma, and slower pace of life than México city or Guadalajara for example. It's full of character. Churches on every street , everyone selling something and a lot which is handicrafts and very interesting. Diverse selection of things in the market .Some... More 

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Xalapa, Mexico
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49 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice place to sit or walk around. There is always something going on. Around the paza are serveral restuarants good for dining and people watching

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

There is a lot of action going happening around this area. Lots to see, eat, and shop. Be careful of traffic as it goes in many directions and the signs are not so correct.

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Texas
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

lights, families, ice skating, food, & vendors. Beautiful 4 days at the Hotel Royalty (get a Jr. suite - they overlook the Zocalo)

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Pasadena, California
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114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Christmas festivities were going on so there was a toboggan, numerous Christmas venues, and of course food.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The Zocalo in Puebla is spacious and has the life you can expect in a typical Mexican Plaza. You can find food, artesanias, musicians, pets, people strolling and children playing around. All around you have an Mexican Colonial arcade where you can find coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops. Look at the beautiful "Santo Tomás marble floor" in red... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

In Puebla the city does a light show spectacular most Saturday evenings onto the cathedral. My preferred seat of choice is across the street on the second floor of the Tartlett Coffeehouse. It is a great light show. You can buy everything, anything or nothing at the Zocalo and have a great time - there is always live music playing... More 

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