Zócalo
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Susan Weckbaugh483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Sit outside under the portals and have a Margarita or naranjada to cool off after walking all over. Saturday night and Sunday are the times to see the Mexican families out for their social entertainment. Musical concerts and wandering musicians, although I still haven't found the marimbas. Please be kind to the poor people begging. Ten pesos is only 53 cents but it can buy food for someone less fortunate than you.
Written January 27, 2020
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,901 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We spent a week in Oaxaca over the Christmas Holidays. We ate at several of the restaurants lining the square and shopped at many of the local vendor's booths. We were entertained by many different musicians and enjoyed watching the children interact with the multiple Santa's and Three Kings. Children played with large inflatable toys and adults danced. Restaurants were crowded, day and night. This was were the action was every day, all day, during the holidays. Many hotels on the square and nearby for lodging and they were reasonably priced. Several walking streets (Vigil, Alcala and 5 de Mayo) all came off the north side of the park and provided addition shopping, eating and lodging opportunity. Oaxaca is a fun place to be over the holidays.
Written January 9, 2020
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Phil B R
New York12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Especially in the early evening, nice to watch street life. Grab a drink or a meal and watch time pass. We saw a locals also orchestra performing and all these older couples came out to dance. Just lovely.
Written January 16, 2020
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Tivoli102@yahoo.com
Liberty Township, OH260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Lots to see here and plenty of shade trees and benches to sit and enjoy as people walk by. Near plenty of restaurants, shopping stalls and markets. Locals hang out and so fun to watch families, toddlers, young people just enjoying life.
Written January 5, 2020
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
There was a concert with a 14 piece marimba band playing and the audience dancing. Street vendors all around. Little kiosks selling all kinds of things. Lively, lots of fun. You can sit our at one of the cafes and enjoy the party.
Written February 10, 2020
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Shalla
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
What can one not say about this central park of their community where you can really absorb all the fine nuances of their culture. Everybody gathers. Children play and laugh with their balloons and other throwing toys from the vendors. Watched a grandfather braverly and lovingly teaching his granddaughter how to skateboard on her pink plastic board; they both giggled when he had to bail out! Families and groups wandering, munching on goodies from food vendors, perusing the arts and crafts booths, sitting in cafes outdoors and indoors for wonderful food and drinks. Small groups watching street artists creating their pieces - the gentleman with the spray paint can creating planetary vistas on canvas was amazing. And the music!!! Individual musicians, trios, small bands, bands on stages set up and people of all ages dancing. I could just sit on the park benches and enjoy people watching all day!
Written April 27, 2020
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Arlyn R
Boston103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is where the locals AND the tourists go to pass an afternoon or evening. Lots of music, lots of vendors, lots of people watching each other. LOTS of shoeshine stands! Worth a stop-by to see the action, even if serenity is more your thing...
Written February 20, 2020
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Debbie B
95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Pretty much the center of the city. Great for sitting and getting a drink or bite to eat and do some people watching. First night we were here there was a concert, another night a wedding celebration, and always some sort of street music. Lots of restaurants, street vendors and even shoe shine stands. It would be pretty difficult to be in Oaxaca City and not spend sone time here. Fun!
Written January 18, 2020
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Wanderer618309
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our apartment overlooked one end of the zócalo so we were always aware of special events going on. There was music every evening and a concert with a wonderful soprano and a unique composition one evening. Everything was lit up at night so it was very pretty. We saw several weddings come down to the zócalo, parade style along the pedestrian precinct, and it was a remarkably happy and colourful celebration. Just sitting out with a drink in the afternoon was lovely, too.
Written January 28, 2020
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@ Brigitteme76
Chicago, IL21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The cathedral, the national palace/president's residence, the ruins of an ancient Aztec Temple, the daily raising and lowering of a giant Mexican flag, and a large, bustling plaza, that's the Zocalo. Add great hotels (we stayed in the Zolalo Central, which I highly recommend) that surround the plaza, and numerous restaurants and stores of all types within a block or two. And lest the title of my review misleads you, there are plenty of Mexicans on the Zacolo, only some of whom are selling stuff to tourists. Don't miss it!
Written February 26, 2020
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