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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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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

just wish that the city council would ban traffic around the zocalo as this would so enhance the strolling experience. As it is - its all a bit polluted as car fumes seem to sit in the square. This is a great pity as its a really happening square - great for people watching and vibe. Having said that the... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

One of the beautiful central plazas in mexico, with trees, balloons, lovers, kids, portals with restaurants flack the side of this elegant and lively zocalao

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good place to visit and have a cup of cofee. You can Enjoy the sight of the cathedral ,specially in the night

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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253 reviews 253 reviews
65 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Zocalo is the central hub for activities in Puebla. One spots singles, couples and entire families especially on weekends. One striking fact is that in spite of all the people, the entire Zocalo is being constantly cleaned and swept by City employees! Even the smallest piece of paper disappears in short order. A great example of the vibrancy of... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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