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Zocalo

Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 30 Attractions in Puebla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: An old fountain rests at the center of this bucolic plaza, located in Puebla's historic district.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: An old fountain rests at the center of this bucolic plaza, located in Puebla's historic district.

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Huayacocotla
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Stroll around the place, enjoy all the street vendors and the lightnings of the surrounding buildings and the Zocalo itself. Let your shoes shine by one of the stalls and sit down in a bank and watch people and children enjoy this beautiful place, in one of the outdoor restaurants which fence the Zocalo. Or try some of the many... More 

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California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
55 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I visited in December and the Zocalo is all decked out for Christmas. In addition to the usual decorations and music there was a skating rink, a mini ski slope and a small area for kids to play in the snow. This is a good place to have a coffee at one of the many adjacent restaurants and take in... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

we saw the cathedral and the markets nearby and just chilled in the small shops around this area.sat by the fountain and watched the world go by as we ate. quite clean and calm. no parking though

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Most Mexican cities have a central park, called Zocalo. In Puebla, Zocalo is truly the hub of activity as visitors and families are there all the time. It is a beautiful town square, lushly landscaped and full of fountains, monuments and other things of interest. As well, one can enjoy delicious food and drink at the many restaurants (ranging from... More 

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cincinnati, ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

must see, the heart of historic puebla. true colonial mexican town and walkable. many restaurants near central square. open air bus leave from here. can walk up cinch de mayo street heading north. hotels here are older as the buildings go back to 1500s.

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Clean, well maintained, great cathedra views. Impressive civic buildings. Great selection of bars, restaurants. Easy walking.

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Cologne, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not too great to loose the overview. In the arcades take a break for coffee, lunch, dinner or just a drink.

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Gibraltar
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very nice place for a walk! Interesting picture taken with big P U E B L A letters! It can get really cramped sometimes.

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Glasgow
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156 reviews 156 reviews
37 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bustling square with a wonderful cathedral dominating. Colonial buildings surrounding here, lots of bars and restaurants and shops on the adjoining streets. Lovely gardens within the square and as we were there, the Christmas decorations were just put up.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited on the same day as the local Pride march, which was great fun. But the restaurants and bars around the Zocalo are overpriced and overlooked.

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