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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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Great place but gets very crowded

This is the must-to-see place in CDMX but I recommend you to visit it during the week days and in afternoon. It gets too crowded in the evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Mexico City, the Zocalo and its surrounding streets are a must go! It's part of the countries history and a nice tourist attraction. Great locals to eat around and a nice place to chill. Once you are there you can visit the Catedral Metropolitana which is at one of the corners of the Zocalo. And few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the must-to-see place in CDMX but I recommend you to visit it during the week days and in afternoon. It gets too crowded in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A grand plaza where they have different things to see each time you are there. This is a picture of the cathedral from the 1500,s. On another side of the plaza is the palace now gov. offices . There are many shops and food places around here. A must see place in Mexico City. cathedral

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the largest Zocalo in Mexico, squares by the cathedral, the government palace and more recent buildings on the other two sides. It is the cultural and geographic center of town, as well as the place which witnessed an incredible amount of history. It is next to the most cultural attractions in Mexico and a place to visit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Surrounded by magnificent buildings like the Cathedral, the National Palace, and so many buildings that belong without a doubt to our Proud History.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic place with a lot of history.....worthy to know the presidential palace from inside.... a lot of Diego Rivera's art on the walls sharing the history of this great country

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zocalo is the main square in Mexico City.... it has a ton of historic value and gives you the opportunity to visit the Mexico City Cathedral right there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zocalo, more than a place to visit, is a place that you can go and then visit a lot of museums and local attractions, that are a few steps away: The Templo Mayor, the Cathedral and one of my favorites: the National Palace. So, if you go to the Zocalo, spend a least a day visiting all this beautiful places.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in el zocalo again , I have been there many times and I always enjoyed the amazing view of the buidings there ( natonal palace, mexico city gov offices, the cathedral, post office, etc..) , is very nice, the only problem is always there are several protesters using el zocalo for many days so this is unlike also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no place like Mexico City's public square, which is truly the heart of our beautiful and often surreal country. As a taxi driver once commented, "It may be love, it may be war, but there is always something happening in the Zocalo!" My taxi approached the world's second largest public square and incredibly, impossibly, it appeared to me... More 

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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.