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“Quaint square”
Review of Zocalo

Zocalo
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6-Night Best of Central Mexico Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids, Taxco, Cuernavaca...
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modesto
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“Quaint square”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

Very local flavor with many locals enjoying the square

Visited April 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Mexico at it's finest”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

I love to sit at the zocolo and watch the world of Mexico unfold. Kids playing chase, teenagers holding hands, women gossiping and old folks enjoying the show.

Visited April 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Pretty Town Square”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Great place to rest in the shade of the trees market stalls selling everthing, almost all of the major Silver Retailers are on the edge of the Zocalo and it's only a short walk down the street to the bank or the silver market. The town market can be accessed from near the Cathedral but be careful it's a real rabbit warren don't get lost.

Visited November 2011
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Copenhagen
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“LOVE TAXCO”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Taxco is a real treat. It's laid in beautiful mountains which gives amazing views wherever you are in the city. The streets are extremely steep and beautiful with black shiny cobblestone and white decorations. The houses are all painted in the same colors: dark red and white with red tile roofs. It is such a pleasure just walking the streets but make sure you get of the touristiest areas as well. We were there during the Dia de Muertos and it was amazing. There were beautiful flower decorations everywhere and so much bustling activity from locals preparing for the festivities. We loved just sitting on street corners watching the locals. In the evening of the Dia de Muertos there was a parade on the central Plaza Borda (Zocalo) and a very happy and easy atmosphere. In the morning of Dia de Muertos we went to the Taxco cemetery Pantheon to see all the locals bring flowers and decoration for their family graves, clean them, have picnic there and enjoy the day remembering their passed away family member. The non-stop line of white beetle taxis going to the crowded area in front of the cemetery was a sight in itself. The cemetery is worth the visit any day. It's one big maze of graves without any structure at all. You literally have to climb over and walk on the graves to move around in there.

The Santa Prisca cathedral on Plaza Borda is amazing and reflects the enormous wealth from the silver mines around Taxco. The restaurants on Plaza Borda are rather touristy and a bit overprized. We went to smaller places away from the center with cheap and good roasted chicken: "Pollo asado".

We liked the Indian Market next to the cathedral even more. You get lost in there and can spend hours looking at the many cramped-in stalls with colorful products. We went there several times during our 3-days stay in the city.

The Christ monument overlooking the city is also well worth the visit. It's a steep ride up there and the view is breathtaking. You can basically see everything in the city.

One of the most fascinating things about Taxco is the 200 white beetle taxis that climb the steep streets of the city. They must be geared differently to ride those streets. It's really amazing and I think we took 100 pictures of the Taxco taxis alone!

We didn't visit any silver stores and felt that part of Taxco was a bit too touristy for us.

We walked the small streets at night and always felt safe.

Taxco is one of the special "Pueblos Magicos" in Mexico and it deserves it. It's spectacular, surprising, heart-warm and safe. We hardly saw any western tourists there, but it seemed to be a popular place for the Mexicans to spend Dia de Muertos.

We normally stay far away from very touristy places, but we loooooove Taxco

Visited September 2011
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Mexico
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“A place to find good restaurants.”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

This is a stop you must make when traveling though Taxco. The best restaurants are located around it. Lots of coffee shops, ice cream places and silver stores.

Visited February 2012
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