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Review of Zocalo

Zocalo
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Ranked #17 of 501 things to do in Mexico City
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Owner description: One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of Mexico City and is one of the city's most famous attractions.
Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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“Cool Place”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I loved the architecture around the Zocalo. There's event's here all the time, so I recommend checking in advance what there could be on your visit to the City. Justin Bieber came when we were visiting, it was packed! We did go, but just for a little bit of time and we were really far away. The next day it was a lot nicer cause there were less people, and you could appreciate more the things around, like the church, restaurants, shops, and hotels.

Visited June 2012
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“The place...”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Big square with a lot of history a lot of work going around getting ready for the christmas season (lights , garlands) you name it. A lot of cleaning too.

Visited November 2012
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“underestimated city!”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

we were coming to Mexico and not sure about visiting the capital , however we discovered that it is an underestimated city because it has a lot to offer , the Zocalo is impressive with so many old buildings, impressive cathedral and security everywhere, we also had great food and even went for nightlife to Condesa neighborhood ! we hired a Mexican guide and showed us many daily aspects of the life and history

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Impressive for its size . .”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

This is the ancient heart of Mexico, dating back hundreds of years. What it lacks in beauty it makes up in sheer size - this is one of the largest squares in the world. It's crowded with people and surrounded by history.

Visited November 2012
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“This truly is one of the most famous public squares in the world”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I guess we really did not see the real Zocalo since our fight visit to Mexico happened to be at the same time that a ten day book sale filled the plaza with one book seller's stand after another. Despite the Zocalo being well known it is also considered to be one of the very largest public squares in the world and it was completely filled with books, books, and more books. We assumed that most if not all the books were in Spanish. We did see the large flag in the center of the square and we spent time in a number of the buildings and museums that surround the plaza like the Cathedral, Templo Mayor, and the Palacio Nacional but with the book sale we did not see the normal Zocalo or the activities that might be going on there.
We did take in a rock concert in a small area of the sale and waited for a while to find out when a jazz concert would start but it was 90 minutes later so we gave that up. We were quite surprised that a rock concert, even a small one, would be held in the midst of a book sale.
We were in this area two times during our visit to Mexico City with all there was to see in the area and at all times many people were browsing and purchasing books and that would seem to be a good thing.

Visited October 2012
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