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“Lovely central plaza” 5 of 5 stars
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Zocalo
Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 5000
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Ranked #17 of 49 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.
Beijing, Beijing, China
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“Lovely central plaza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great place for a stroll, or to people-watch over a beer in the evening. The centre of the city, so you're bound to pass through at some point during your stay in Oaxaca.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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“Los arcos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the most important plaza to go to. The bands were playing the night before the Guelaguetza. They were playing for the dancers who came in to Oaxaca for the festival going on the next day. It was amazing! We ate dinner in a cafe right on the Zócalo.

Visited July 2013
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Oakland, California
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“viajeamexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the best Zocalos ever: it functions as the center's marketplace, meeting-place, and source of entertainment. Take you seat at one of the surrounding cafes, relax and take in the scene.

Visited July 2013
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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“Nice spot, center of Oaxaca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great place to hang out... restaurants, markets, churches. Nice spot to ppl watch and to take in the Oaxacan culture

Visited June 2013
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Benest, France
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“Oaxaca Centro Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We had dinner overlooking the park and were entertained by a variety of musicians. Non-stop people watching made for us a location to which we returned repeatedly.

Visited July 2013
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