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Zocalo

Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions in Puebla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: An old fountain rests at the center of this bucolic plaza, located in Puebla's historic district.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Go there to have a feel of what the core center of Puebla looks like. It is very busy, rather touristic and not as beautiful or typical as other areas of Puebla can be. Other areas in town are more authentic to my taste (Parke San Francisco). Many tour buses start from there and it is a convenient way (and... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Zocalo is pretty, surrounded by nice colonial buildings, museums, little restaurants and shops. It has a very Mexican feeling. It’s kept very well maintained and clean. It’s nice to go there by an ice cream and just seat relax and watch people pass by, I went in July and the weather was warm and perfect, although it can get... More

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Mexico City
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a place for people to meet people, to enjoy the plaza and have fun, its surrunded by historic buildings and nice outdoor cafes and restaurants.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Downtown, bars, restaurants all around this beautiful plaza. And is also a good point to meet when you get lost in the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Zocalo in Puebla is a very harmonious square in typical Spanish colonial style. The central area, laid out as a park, nice in itself, is surrounded on 3 sides by low, 2-3 storey, period buildings with arcaded terraces as well as street-side tables. The fourth side is filled by a side-view of the impressive cathedral. We spent a very... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The view and the shadow from its trees. This main square is the heart of the city. You can take some tours from here. And visit to the cathedral

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Springfield, Illinois
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

One of our favorite zocalos in Mexico, which is saying a lot, because of the many tall trees and ever changing art displays. However, we were disappointed to see a McDonalds right on the square. It did affect the character of this otherwise charming space.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was very impressed with how clean and tranquil the zocalo was. There was always something going on, from soccer games to concerts. It was great to spend a few evenings strolling along, enjoying coffee and food in the variety of restaurants that border it.

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Queretaro, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

there a lot of information that you can get and read from this places near to the commerce district a lot of traditional candy

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Detroit, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful Zocalo with lots of things to do. They have some great coffee shops surrounding the Zocalo. It's a great spot to just relax, sip an espresso, and people watch.

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