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Address: Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 501 5000
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This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center...

This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.

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Zocalo

Normal zocalo , good place to visit , But a normal . Solo. Whit. No tour. Enjoy OAXACA. IS a wonderful and colourful place. There are many places outside to visit , Food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Tijuana, Mexico
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Tijuana, Mexico
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Normal zocalo , good place to visit , But a normal . Solo. Whit. No tour. Enjoy OAXACA. IS a wonderful and colourful place. There are many places outside to visit , Food, and textile to shop

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The zocalo, the centre of town is anyways a must see in every Mexican city. It s part of the dna of a city. People hang around the zocalo, kids play, someone will play the guitar, colorful, beautiful. I loved the Oaxaca one especially.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zocalo is full of life with live music, balloon vendors, and many restaurants. While I highly recommend grabbing a drink at one of the bars and enjoying the happy, colorful environment, I do not recommend eating at most of the restaurants--the prices are jacked up and the quality is questionable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside of the church has many ornaments sculptures. The sound in the church when there is a service is very nice.

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Schertz, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are here in June 2016. Today is the 20th. There is a teachers' strike, and the Zocalo is occupied by striking teachers, who have built a tent city and erected tarps over this area, and over several nearby streets. Last night, fires were started, and several buildings were looted.

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Thank Phil53202
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Oaxaca's Zocalo is buzzing with culture. Host to many parties and celebrations, you are likely to find yourself amongst dancers or a band any day of the week. An orchestra plays on weekends for a couple of hours. It's the city's hub where most events of interest seem to take place. Surrounded by cafes and restaurants, you can grab a... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Probably this area will look good if there was no tents, street merchants in tents that completely obstructed visibility. The protestors this time were not interfering with tourists, but did not help to make the visit a good one. Even if this time there was not a good chance to enjoy the Zocalo, I am not discourage to plan another... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Having visited beautiful Oaxaca in June 2016, I was disappointed that I was not able to fully enjoy the atmosphere of the Zocalo due to the ongoing teacher protest/encampment. Please note I am not making any comment on the teachers or what they are doing, simply making a statement as to what I saw as a tourist. Every May 15th... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This market was nuts! There is so much going and and so many people it can be overwhelming! It is like a tent city that really obscured the beauty of the church.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Zócalo looks like it must be lovely, but unfortunately while the mercado is being repaired (in 2016), the vendors have been moved there - which means the open space is filled with stands and low-hung plastic tarps (3 to 5 feet high) covering the walkways and green areas, to provide shade. You often have to bend over to walk,... More 

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