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It is quite safe to be there during the evening to watch the families promenade and the mariachi bands. Lots of good restaurants and bars on the square.
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…
The Zocalo is great for people watching while having a snack at one of the many cafe's. Every Wednesday night there is dancing to a live orchestra.
I’ve never been to a area that had a party or dance or concert every night Like the Zocalo in Oaxaca does. Lots of good restaurants surrounding the square and a dance party atmosphere in the evening. Locals and tourists alike hand out here.
At first, I didn't realize that the "Zocalo" is just the town square next to the main cathedral. In the middle, there is a bandstand type structure and around the outside of the square are restaurants and informal shopping stands. There are plenty of sellers walking around…