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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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Beautiful and buzzing square. There are Some great foodstalls and clothingvendors. Right now there are a lot of Protests going on, but no too disruptive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and buzzing square. There are Some great foodstalls and clothingvendors. Right now there are a lot of Protests going on, but no too disruptive.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent hours and hours in the zocalo during our 3 week stay in Oaxaca. We loved the energy, restaurants, restaurants and people. Our favorite time was at night when many families and young children were tossing toys high into the air and running around. The atmosphere felt safe, friendly and jovial.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the fourth time I've been to Oaxaca and love the Zocalo. In fact, I met my wife there many years ago. Since the teachers have hung tarps all over the place and the government refuses to do anything, the Zocalo is just a sad place to be. We were in Oaxaca for the entire month of July, and... More 

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san diego
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

over run by teacher's strike and the vendors serving them. Completely ruins it. music loud and bad------------------

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Tijuana, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 June 20, 2016

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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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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