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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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Take in the local scene!

Grab a seat, sit at a cafe or on a park bench and take in the scene-dancers, singers, artisans, musicians, acrobats. It is a colorful place that is a treat to all your senses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Grab a seat, sit at a cafe or on a park bench and take in the scene-dancers, singers, artisans, musicians, acrobats. It is a colorful place that is a treat to all your senses. Beautiful spot to people watch.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

it's all fun and games and pretty until... fresh, sun heated chewing gum sticks to you... be careful and keep it clean please :)

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A bustling Zocalo, particularly on weekends. Free wifi! Buskers, puppeteers, acrobats and, when I visited, male and female heavyweight wrestling -- to the delight of the local crowds. Locals and visitors just hanging out, people-watching.

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Well, it's a very dynamic place where you can see all styles of different people. Tourists of course and Poblanos. Best way is to buy a coffee and sit on a bench in the middle of the plaza. From the plaza you can start walking around all the neighbour streets which we enjoyed very much. The whole neighborhood is really... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

it's the zocalo. Pretty nice little plaza, but not really what I would call spectacular. It's really worth checking it out at night, its very photogenic at that time, and lit beautifully.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I spent six weeks in Puebla and the zocalo was one of my favorite places to spend time. It is easy to find anything you want near the zocalo. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings. Honestly, my favorite thing to do was people watch. There are always vendors, shows, concerts, and many other things going on.

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful, relaxing and well maintained refuge at heart of centro historico. Lots of trees and benches, plus fountains. Excellent people watching, with families, balloon vendors and casual strollers. Lots of restaurants (including McD and BK and fancier options) on the perimeter streets, as well as the huge Catedral Basilica. Equally pleasant in the evening, altho mosquitoes like the place too.... More 

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puebla, mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

one oof the biggest catedral in latin america, excelent place to visit and to enjoy a guided trip. also you can stay there foe a mess en weekends

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very beautiful cathedral and square. They is always some festivity happening here. The cathedral is a wonderful work of art!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is so nice and clean!! One of the cleanest places I've been in Mexico. The cathedral is beautiful and the restaurants surrounding the zocalo add to the charm of the area.

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Address: Puebla, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Puebla  >  Puebla

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