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Address: Puebla, Mexico
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: An old fountain rests at the center of this bucolic plaza, located in...
An old fountain rests at the center of this bucolic plaza, located in Puebla's historic district.
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lots of activity

a great place to spend time. all of the restaurants under the arches are inviting, the park has plenty of benches to people watch, there is always something going on.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
almo52
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mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

a great place to spend time. all of the restaurants under the arches are inviting, the park has plenty of benches to people watch, there is always something going on.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to begin your exploration of Puebla. There are interesting things from every direction out from the Zocalo. It is an interesting destination in and of itself. Weekends it is a carnival-like atmosphere, with street performers, venders selling sweets and toys. If you like to people watch, it is a great place to get a coffee... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place and an absolute must for any visitor to Puebla. Well worth spending an hour or two wandering around and visiting a restaurant or two as well. Don't miss it!!

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Orange, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I feel bad for all the business travelers that come to Puebla and don't have time to visit the Zocalo. it is the Heart of Puebla and so rick in culture and History. I love it every time !

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Pittsburgh
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a great place to relax and to experience the culture of Puebla. Beautiful trees line the paths of the zocolo, along with a cool fountain and a gigantic cathedral nearby. Definitely plan to walk through here when visiting Puebla. As a side note, I felt very safe here at all hours of the day and night. It didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is also a must-visit place when you go to Puebla. This is where you will meet the different people and culture of the city, with lots of establishments (food, banks, etc) to cater needs of tourists.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Like many towns in Mexico, the Zocalo is the heart of the community and reflects the people and culture. The Zocalo in Puebla is always alive with varying attractions and vendors. There are many restaurants, stores, and hotels that border the square, and fountains, benches, shade trees, and sculptures in the centre. The tourist information centre, tour bus ticket booth,... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

When in Puebla, one simply must visit the Zocalo area. There are many restaurants and little shops surrounding the area. Banks are here, too - in case you need an ATM or need to exchange currency.

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Pikesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There are always lots of people and Mexican tourists there, On Sunday, there are Zumba, games, and bicyle riding..

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Queretaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous place to walk around at night. All the buildings are lit up in colorful lights and the main plaza is surrounded by lively restaurants and bars. Also, a fun and relaxing place to spend a Sunday afternoon. ESLVentures.com

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