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One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of Mexico City and is one of the city's most famous attractions.
Calle Plaza de La Constitucion S/N, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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The plaza itself really has nothing to offer and some of the commercial buildings are bland but the Cathedral and The Palace make this area worthwhile.Its correct name is Plaza de la Constitution and a great deal of history has passed over this open space...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have not seen such an enormous central plaza in any other city. The Cathedral and many of the national and city government buildings surround the Zocalo.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tyagi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any visit to Mexico City won't be complete without visiting El Zocalo, the main plaza in this big city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paco A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent five days in Mexico City at a marvelous hotel around the corner from the Zocalo, Gran Hotel de Ciudad de Mexico. During first few days, the zocalo was filled with tents for a book fair. Immediately after the tents disappeared preparations began for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MissMem
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started at the basement seeing the basement of the cathedral. The pyramids below and the amazing fifth sun! We checked all the wonderful construction underneath that was first sustained by 38,000 sticks and now has an amazing mexican engineering. We visited all the capillas,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reiny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worthwhile to spend a little bit of tome walking around. Saturday is a busy lots of people! And a lot to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mhg20182018
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend an entire day wandering around this area to experience just some of Mexicos treasures!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thomaslS7009WS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the friggin epicenter of Mexico City and the Aztec Empire. WHY is the Zocalo filled with white tents and cheap booths??? Do you need the money that badly???

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank talk2p
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zocala is a plaza or square (the Constitutional Square) and is a great gathering place for people. It’s in the Historical area and is surrounded by unbelievable beautiful buildings full of history and grandeur!!!! Every time I was in the area there were literally...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gary c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just get on TA or Google Maps and walk for hours checking out all the sights including the Zocalo such an important landmark in the City and enjoy a wonderful lunch up above at Cocina central 1812.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MexEng72
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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro
Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings
and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico
City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio
Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas
Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
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September 20, 2018|
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Response from JayPFrancis | Reviewed this property |
No, they aren't.
April 3, 2018|
Response from H8456YXjosem | Reviewed this property |
2 hours should be plenty of time to walk around and visit the church & possibly the museums. This is definitely not a whole day thing, after 2-3 hours you would want to get some rest or go have something to eat.
January 19, 2018|
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Response from calvara2001 | Reviewed this property |
If weather is fine, you should seen at least one group. There are no scheduled performances. They are street dancers. Purely tourist stuff.
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Tours to Guadalupe and the pyramids (3 Replies)
Will be visiting Mexico City in Feb, and was looking for atour from the Zocalo area to the shrine of Guadalupe and the Pyramids Thanks Melroy
January 27, 2012|
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Hi Melroy, You may want to check the Mexico City´s resources site of tripadvisor: tripadvisor.com/Resources-g150800-Maps-Mexic… Regards
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Por favor revisen mi itinerario de la ciudad de Oaxaca de 3 días y 3 noches. Llego un Jueves en la mañana (8 am) y me voy domingo en la mañana. Dia 1 (Jueves) Calle alcala Zocalo Templo de Santo Domingo -museo regional de Oaxaca -jardín etnobotanico Andador de Macedonia Alcala Dia 2 (Viernes) Hierve el agua Mitla Teotitlan Santa María del Tule Dia 3 (Sabado) Monte Albán Zona arqueológica de atzompa
August 19, 2018|
Response fromMezcal_Tours|
I don't recommend doing both Monte Albán and Atzompa on the same day. Perhaps the day of your arrival do one of them, and the other on Saturday, and even get a taxi from the airport to drop you off at Monte Albán which opens at 8 am, that is assuming you don't have much luggage, or the ticket booth there can hang onto it for you. Then you will be back downtown to check into your hotel by noon; but the ethnobotanical gardens tours start at 11 am. Without that gardens tour you will be able to...More
Steve L
Ardmore, Oklahoma
DF Centro to Toluca Airport for a 9 AM flight? (1 Replies)
Hello, I'm considering taking a flight to PV that leaves at 9:00 AM, and I'm staying right off the Zocalo in DF the night before. I wouldn't be checking any bags, and since it's a domestic flight I wouldn't have to be there much more than an hour early. Would I be able to take the bus to Toluca than taxi to the airport on time? Thank you!
November 15, 2018|
Response fromJultime61|
I'd stay overnight in Toluca. You just can't trust that there won't be a traffic jam on the way to Toluca.