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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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Quaint Zocalo!

It's not the biggest or most elaborate Zocalo I've been to in Mexico but it is very quaint and charming with a relaxed atmosphere. Although there are protesters camped out there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not the biggest or most elaborate Zocalo I've been to in Mexico but it is very quaint and charming with a relaxed atmosphere. Although there are protesters camped out there and their tents can obscure some of the views, it's quite interesting to see. They are harmless and won't do anything to harass tourists so don't worry.

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here some years ago and it was a wonderful place to visit, sit out and have a coffee and enjoy the ambience. At the moment, however, it is the focal point of some "teachers" (many are not really teachers at all) who are protesting and have filled the Zocalo and some of the surrounding streets with small tents... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of Oaxaca, with the a beautiful Cathedral . There are a lot of vendors, food, clothes and toys, and restaurants all around, the bad thing is some teachers that are in camping houses there, but if you don't care them, they do not do any bad. We walked there during the night and it's complete safe. The... More 

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a great place to wander, enjoy a coffee or cerveza and take in the local culture. We often spend an afternoon, take in a free concert, have a cappuccino and take in the ambiance of Oaxaca. From there you can walk up the pedestrian friendly Alcala or down to the Benito Juarez market. Lots of people of all ages... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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 August 4, 2016

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 July 31, 2016

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 July 23, 2016

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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Thank YEILOW
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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