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Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 5000
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This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
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Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 5000

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Reviewed today via mobile

Center of all. Fun crowds. I never felt unsafe. Vendors are a bit pushy . . . but then aren't they supposed to be. Good restaurants, but we only ate there once because due to the location they're a little over priced. Less expensive souvenirs...More

Thank Jay R
Reviewed yesterday

This town square is lined with sidewalk cafes. The prices at these cafes is a little higher but we found the food very good. I enjoyed sitting at a table with a cold Coca Cola, people-watching. Note there are tents in the square (tarps over...More

Thank BellBottomBlues
Reviewed 5 days ago

great place but its dirty, lots of people, walkable distance from all other locations, has a lot of options to eat

Thank Jackordaz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Almost every night I went to the Zócalo! I had the best burger of my life from a cart called "Mister Burger," there was live music and dancing every night, one night we watched the filming of a telenovela, and I bought some nice souvenirs...More

Thank Lawren M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i visited there in the day time and also at night. the view was nice and also interesting and all the time so busy. furthermore i love that i could see many locl families also. thats why i love there.

Thank Eunmee J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a Sunday and couldn't believe the level of festivities. I felt like I was in a fair ground - performances, people selling candy floss and helium balloons, food stalls, characateurs. It really came alive at about 7pm and we just sat down...More

1  Thank NaomiF2901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popular spot for meeting up with your tour group (in front of the clock) and setting off to the local markets or shopping. Lots of restaurants (even has a Subway sandwich shop) and cafes. Beautiful church and open space.

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oaxaca is a magical place where you can just sit down and observe for hours and you will never have the feeling of being bored. It really makes you forget about the stress of work and traffic.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zócalo is the heart of Oaxaca Centró. It is surrounded by excellent restaurants and shops. It is a great place to hang out or stroll around after a good meal to experience some of the local culture.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here in mid July and the place was buzzing with action. You can stroll this place in the evening, but bring an umbrella for those July evening showers. You can even get your shoes shined to the point where they look brand new....More

Thank joedigrazia
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brian c
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Response from fiorentina | Reviewed this property |
I was in beautiful Oaxaca the first two weeks of June 2016. At the time the protestors were mainly in the zocalo area, although there were a couple of very large protest marches one block from my hotel. I never felt... More
Gordon L
November 5, 2015|
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We finally stayed at Trébol, just two blocks south of the Zocalo, and directly across from the big Benito Jaurez Market; we love it and it was unbelievably inexpensive. See my review posted 2 March 2016 -- the first of many... More