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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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Stunning!

The buildings are just amazing. There are restaurants with terraces where jou have eat or drink something and admire the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The buildings are just amazing. There are restaurants with terraces where jou have eat or drink something and admire the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There always seems to be something going on here. If there aren't demonstrations (protests) there are exhibitions. The decorations and lights at Christmas are also a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to spend a few hours lots to see as this is the Centro Historico, no problem with security, I have never seen so many armed police in a tourist area. Have lunch at one of the roof restaurants, great views over the Zocalo.A must place to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is the heart of city. Bustling with markets and Bars, this is a fine place to visit with friends on a weekend. Enjoy cheap drinks and food, in many good options around this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of things to do here. Many shops, restaurants, churches, and historic places to see. It is very safe here with a lot of police guarding the streets days and nights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing place which joins must see places in Mexico. Feel so privileged to have been here. Cannot recommend it enough...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While I wouldn't quite describe the Zocalo area as either beautiful or relaxing, it is certainly imposing. In here you will find what was once the heart of central Mexico's government (both church and state), first for the Aztecs, then for the Spanish, and eventually for the Republic of Mexico. You will see the remains of the Aztec's main temple... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must be visited: the focal point of the Centro Histórico, surrounded by notable buildings like the Cathedral, Government bldg, and sporting one of the biggest flags I have ever seen (this one, Mexican as it is to be expected) this plaza is filled at all times with thousands of residents and visitors alike...At times looking as an immense market, with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historic center plaza if grand and large. But unless there is something special going on this is not a site in itself other than to just walk through or look over while getting a drink on a terrace above. But to the larger point, the buildings and even the Templo Mayor are not worth the visit alone. Come for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I utterly recommend the zocalo as the most important place in Mexico City and it should be the place you visit first too. The zocalo is in the middle of everything and it is within walking distance of everything else a tourist should visit. You can find just about everything in the surroundings including food, theaters, and jewelry stores.

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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.