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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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a place for people to meet people, to enjoy the plaza and have fun, its surrunded by historic buildings and nice outdoor cafes and restaurants.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Downtown, bars, restaurants all around this beautiful plaza. And is also a good point to meet when you get lost in the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Zocalo in Puebla is a very harmonious square in typical Spanish colonial style. The central area, laid out as a park, nice in itself, is surrounded on 3 sides by low, 2-3 storey, period buildings with arcaded terraces as well as street-side tables. The fourth side is filled by a side-view of the impressive cathedral. We spent a very... More

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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
21 helpful votes 21 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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114 helpful votes 114 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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