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Address: At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of...

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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A great starting point in Ciudad de México

I have visited Mexico City over a dozen times, and I always find myself making at least one stop in the Zócalo. This is the main square in the historic center of Mexico City. It... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited Mexico City over a dozen times, and I always find myself making at least one stop in the Zócalo. This is the main square in the historic center of Mexico City. It is generally very crowded but a one-stop shop for crossing many tourist attractions off your list. There are many historic restaurants nearby and many opportunities... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed a very nice walk through el zocalo!! One of the most emblematic places in Mexico City. A lot of policemen walking by made me feel secure.beautiful European like buildings. A must!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the main square in the historic center of Mexico City. It is surrounded by the Cathedral, Presidential Palace and more municipal buildings with its beautiful architecture. All this parts deserve a visit as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much to say, it is a huge zocalo surrounded by shops and beatifull catedral, looks like amazing place for concerts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there the day before the Day of the Dead. It was very crowded with lots of people but it is beautiful especially at night with lights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Zocalo is the main square in the historic town center... It is surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral, Presidential Palace and municipal buildings - all with beautiful architecture. All these buildings deserve a visit as well - the Cathedral is open to the public and has easy access, there was a line to enter the Presidential Palace so we skipped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressively huge. Stay on the main streets. There are all sorts of restaurants, stores, museums all around...as well as the Presidential Palace. I felt safe will all the riot police scattered all around. Take your walking shoes with laces...you're gonna need them! :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Home of James Bond Movie opening scene, the Zocalo is the 2nd largest public square in the world (next to Red Square Moscow). This is a hive of activity with history, arts, culture, architecture, people, markets, shops, restaurants and people, people, people everywhere! Especially on weekends where there is free live events and music. Especially worth having a drink and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an evening at the historic Zocalo. We found many restaurants with views of the Zocalo Plaza that offered typical and regional dishes at a great value. There's a nearby pedestrian only street that offers both upscale and bargain shopping. A must see spot while visiting Mexico City

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting the Zocalo you will see about over 1000 persons either walking, selling or protesting. You get the feel of Mexico city.

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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 vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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