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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.
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Calle Plaza de La Constitucion S/N, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Cuauhtemoc District
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Very old and beautiful church is free to enter but remember to be quiet and respectful of the locals who attend the church

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cheyenneb215
Reviewed yesterday

This is in downtown and it’s a beautiful all day walk around area. Bring a backpack for all the shopping you’ll surely do. Arrive early and have breakfast at Sanbors Los Azulejos at Madero street. Start walking and be ready to be amazed at so...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MOSKINNY
Reviewed yesterday

Have visited many main squares throughout South America and El Zócalo is among the most beautiful. The Cathedral is breathtaking and the other buildings surrounding the square are just beautiful. One can easily spend a half-day here wandering around admiring the buildings, people watching and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron F
Reviewed yesterday

A visit to Mexico City is not complete without a trip to the historical centre and the main square. As soon as you get to the center you see the iconic, large Mexican flag blowing in the breeze. You definitely know that you are in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ditchthislife
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Zocalo area is very nice to explore for a half day. We walked all around the area and saw many beautiful buildings. I would recommend diverting off the main shopping street that leads from the Belles Artes to the Zocalo square, as we found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nikita_chandekar
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went at night over the Christmas season and the lights and the crowds were probably at a peak. The plaza was crawling with a multitude of people reflective of one of the largest cities in the world. The presidential palace on one side and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank halfadime
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many things to see there church, govt bld, aztec ruins museum,zocolo, tour buses touribus hop on hop off $160 pesos (us 8 or so)(behind church opposite side from aztec ruins) and walking street (no traffic) towards Torre Latinoamerica (was tallest bdg in Mexico for many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Explore208657
Reviewed 4 days ago

Start with the FLAG-it dominates the plaza. Then the cathedral, the presidential palace and the other classic facades facing the plaza really are impressive.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jack M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mexico's Zocalo, "the Plaza de La Constitucion" was built over what was an open space in the centre of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. At the north end sits the Cathedral, constructed in the last half of the 16th century. Much of the churches foundations were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JRAsFishBabe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge and beautiful main square of the city. Near the square there is a large cathedral and the Palace of the President. The entrance to both places is free. Be aware of pickpockets when there are a lot of people.

Date of experience: September 2018
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minus6
September 20, 2018|
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Response from JayPFrancis | Reviewed this property |
No, they aren't.
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April 3, 2018|
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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.
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MFTMON
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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Yorlem
Bellevue, Washington
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|
Response fromCometoMexico|
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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San Diego, California
Itinerario Ciudad de Oaxaca de 3 noches y 3 dias (1 Replies)
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.