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“Plaza Supreme” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zocalo

Zocalo
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Oaxaca City Sightseeing Tour: Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca...
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Owner description: This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.
Mystic, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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“Plaza Supreme”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Plaza lined with restaurants and full of both tourists and locals. We happened on a concert put on by the State orchestra of Oaxaca. Excellent. Young and old crowded the square and a good time was had by all. Lovely trees.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Full of life :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Nice family environment and the streets are full of artesans selling beautiful hand crafts.
There is a lot of Restaurants but make sure you walk around the plaza and choose the best for you to enjoy the local dishes like tamales & hot chocolate mmmmm

Visited December 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Heart of the City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Always something going on--parade on stilts, hula-hoop street performers, marimba band, Andean panpipes, State Police marching band with canine unit. The trinket vendors can be a bit much, but they seem to move on after you decline three times...

Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Vibrant city centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed spending time in this centre. Lined with trees it's shady and surrounded by interesting architecture. Plenty of buskers plying traditional music to appreciative crowds. However there are also some quite discordant players who seem to focus on those trying to enjoy a meal, which makes it hard to get away from them. I might suggest that while it seems a great idea to eat overlooking this fascinating buzz, we found that our meals were both overpriced and very ordinary. Far far better restaurants can be found near the cathedral museum, some three or four blocks away.

Visited April 2014
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Tijuana, Mexico
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“A bath of folklore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I would walk through el zócalo every day, and though the same men shining shoes, selling newspapers or cold beverages would settle there, each time held something different. Some days a huge community of crafters, loomers and food stands would put themselves all around the plaza and sell their merchandise and services. Others, dancers and musicians would delight the people with local music and cultural displays. Among clouds of balloons, carts with steamed corn, tamales, atole and flower vendors I found a place to relax and take a dip in the cultural pools of Oaxaca.

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