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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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I could have spent a week in the zocola eating, drinking and watching the show around me. There was activity everywhere ...dancing, people on stilts, mimes )I guess they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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124 reviews 124 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I could have spent a week in the zocola eating, drinking and watching the show around me. There was activity everywhere ...dancing, people on stilts, mimes )I guess they weren't activity), a marching band with added hand drums that gave a Latin beat to the marching songs.

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Singapore
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63 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A large park with trees in front of the cathedral. Quite charming. On weekends, there are people dancing to Latino music, selling balloons, playing games. We went on Valentine's weekend, which was quite unpleasant because there were way to many people.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Puebla's Zocalo is a delightful place. The tempo is relaxed and the people friendly. The beautiful park is a gathering place for the local people. Plentiful balloon sellers offer large selections of multicolored balloons, children play and older people rest on plentiful park benches. Surrounding the zocalo are restaurants of all kinds, offering both indoor and outdoor seating. We especially... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Best zocalo in mexico, lots of shops and restaurants, lots of activities. Great to stroll around at night, very safe.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Zocalo is the true heart of Puebla .Traditional ,peaceful ,historic ,lively ,full of fun .Restaurants galore to fill your every need .

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Zocalo in Puebla is a beautiful spot and a highlight in Puebla. You can enjoy a good coffee, icecream or a great Mexican meal in the neighbourhood.

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Richland, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting the park every day and night. On the weekends there are lots of entertainers. Lots of activity!

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Marco Island, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It is very hard to place in such a small space ALL you can visit in this area called the Zocalo and or the Down Town Mexico City area. You must go there, take the red Turibus and step down for a small walk if you are short of time. Or in even tighter schedule, take a cab or the... More 

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St. Paul MN
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great to see so many happy families playing in the Zocola. On Sunday's the zocola has entertainment with clowns and music. The resturants around the square are good to sit and watch all the fun..

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Beamsville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a beautiful square with a fountain and very mature trees (individually labeled with their botanical names), and plenty of bench seating. Kids feeding (and chasing) the pigeons, lovers, families, and at times music.

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