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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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The center of activity in Oaxaca

This is definitely the center of activity in Oaxaca - many shops and restaurants surround the square. Try to come at night for dinner, when there is music playing and people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Davis, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is definitely the center of activity in Oaxaca - many shops and restaurants surround the square. Try to come at night for dinner, when there is music playing and people dancing. It's a real cultural experience.

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such a stunning place !!! A most go the church is beautiful from the inside to the outside. Highly recommend going they are renovating but you can still go in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We walked from the Mercado's to the Zocalo. We arrived in the latter Sunday morning and hosts of local residents were in the plaza and dining in the many restaurants around the plaza. Adjacent was the governing palace, historic churches and the cathedral. In one of the churches we met a young engineering student who was working on an internship... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

worth seeing this historical area and hanging out to experience how locals enjoy and are fully present when spending time w friends and family in the Zocalo. We americans should embracce more of this type of connecting and spending down time talking, playing, and snacking locally and slowly.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of nice shops, parks, restaurants and activity in this area. It is really close to the various markets of the city. Very enjoyable just to get some drinks at Terra Nova sidewalk cafe and watch the parade of activity go by.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most touristy erea, try to walk to a bit to the sides to find places to eat,drink and all.the erea is very clean and safe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to see, experience, interact, and eat. In the center of town. Very busy with lots of vendors with everything you could possibly want.

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boulder,co
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Zocolo area is a great spot to wander around, especially on the weekends when all the locals are around

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Central Oregon, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surrounded by open cafes, locals and tourist alike enjoying themselves. Balloons and inexpensive items for sale galore. We perused the booths of the bookfair while we were there.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because we visited during Dia de los Muertos, the Zocalo was always busy. Impromptu parades happended at a moment's notice. There were music and dance groups performing almost all the time. Beautiful shady area.

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