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Zocalo

Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Puebla
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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Sherwood Park, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

They are great places watch people enjoy themselves at all times of the day but particularly in the evening. Vendors of all types, children, young lovers, families, and even tourists. The one in Puebla is great and certainly good for a few hours in the evening. Get a seat in a restaurant with outside seating, there are lots of choices.

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Puebla, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The second biggesst Cathedral that I have seen and watch after. San Pedro in Rome Example of Barroco architecture A most seen

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Puebla
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It doesn't matter the hour of the day or your budget, I think it's one of the most beautiful downtowns in Mexico... You can walk around and get to the Rosario Chapel, la plaza known as "Los Sapos" and the Cathedral and you'll have a great time, very recommended

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Bellevue, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The fountain, the cathedral, the people, the traffic, the hotels, the life that is the center of Puebla is found in the Zocalo. You will be mesemerized by this place. The are ample restaurants to enjoy the food and the ambiance. Ask for a table at the window, you won't be disappointed.

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Toronto, On
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137 reviews 137 reviews
56 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great place to people watch. Lots of shops and restaurants and of course the cathedral takes pride of place.

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New Paltz, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We went at Christmas season so the Zocalo was packed with stages and stands. I've love to see it in its natural, uncrowded state, but still we loved it. The Zocalo is rung with shops and restaurants. I especially like the very small, but excellent book store that specializes in Mexican history and art. The store, I wish it I... More

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great for people watching and traditional mexical life. Wonderful baloon sellers, cafe life around the park and a quiet presence in the city.

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Carol289
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Too bad there is a mcdonalds and a subway. But try not to look in that direction. There is plenty of colonial architecture to see. Nice restaurants too.

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Eugene, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This main plaza of Puebla is beautiful with the cathedral on one side and restaurants all around. There is food service till 2 am at some of the places. I went to the OXXO and bought a beer (serveral one at a time) and drank them causally in the plaza. Great people watching place.

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Puebla, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

You have to make a stop here, take a walk in the portales and go to Cathedral, the architecture is exquisit, just take in count the traffic jams, it's really crowded.

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