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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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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Essex
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187 reviews 187 reviews
55 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Zocalo is a good starting point for viewing the various European influences in the architecture of the surrounding roads. The Zocalo itself provides some shade against the heat of the sun at any time of day. A photogenic square it is a must for the brief visitor wanting to capture some quick memories of Puebla.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Zocalo or main plaza is a charming square dating to the city's inception in 1531. It is flanked on each side by beautiful colonial buildings including, the cathedral, and city hall. Sit on a bench relax and enjoy.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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159 reviews 159 reviews
137 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Very cool place to hang out and there is actually free wi-fi in the park. Having said that, you can't always get a good signal, so don't depend on it. At night there are balloons for sale. There is also water shooting out of the parking area so kids can play in that. The cathedral is on one side of... More

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Bridgton, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Sitting on a bench in the Zocalo...reading, relaxing...and boom...all of a sudden there is a clown show to watch...then a symphony orchestra is playing...then a bugle and drum band is practicing...then a group of young students conducting an interview of English speakers....this is life in Puebla...always exciting, always something different happening. We went there every day and some times twice... More

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San Rafael, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Zocalo is a park and meeting place, and is the heart and soul with every city in Mexico. Amost everything worth seeing sort of spirals off it. When you go to see a city everything is in within walking distance of the Zocalo. Spend the day people watching in the zoo club. What's the children play, what's the musicians... More

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