Built atop an ancient meeting place Zocalo serves as a center of activity in the capital, hosting protests, celebrations, and the bustle of daily life. Originally a nexus of commerce in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, the square encompasses an entire city block and has drawn visitors for more than seven centuries. Wander the expansive plaza and marvel at the surrounds, which range from pre-colonial relics to grander buildings, such as the presidential palace and national cathedral. Grab a bite to eat or a drink from one of the many surrounding restaurants, or pick up a memento of your trip at a souvenir stand. Keep your eyes peeled for the musical performances and Aztec dances that frequently take place in the square. Take a look at our Mexico City trip tool to schedule your visit to Zocalo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Excellent means of transportation to get to the racetrack, stayed near the Zócalo, a few blocks to take the Metro station of the same name, (socket) and subsequently transhipped in the apricot season to reach the station velodrome.
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  • This public square has a capacity for more than 100 thousand people, one of the largest of its kind in the world. At the time of the Aztecs, the socket was the heart of the ancient Tenochtitlan. Later, it became known as the Plaza de la Constitucion. In the surroundings of the plaza you'll find pre-Hispanic ruins and colonial buildings. If you arrive in the glazing of the meter socket, you will see some models where is represented the evolution of this important square. In the side this socket is the National Palace. The plaza is also home to cultural and political events. For hundreds of years, into the socket were bullfights.
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  • So many things to do, many museums and places that visit, fine arts, National Palace, Museum of coin Street, the Palace of medicine, finally a without number of activities that make
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  • Loved it! It's always full of amazing artisans great, and inexpensive food bites. Most times you're able to see Mexico's rich pre Hispanic era. It's beautiful to see so many people of all ages, and colors continuing to keep traditions alive.
  • Our flight had a stop in Mexico City for 8hrs so we took the chance and went to tour the city. It was very nice site seeing and walking around and eating the food there. The live music and dancing there was a plus to that quick experience there. A bit too many people begging for money though. Tried to give to the ones that we actually thought needed it the most
  • This is an awesome place.... I loved experience with this place very much.... It is such a an awesome place if you git a chance to visit this place please don't miss it because you may feel really exciting and whatever it is..... When I visit this place we are a gang of friends. this is also a good place for photography which I think is one of my best photos...... So friend enjoy
  • Heart of Mexico City and maybe even Mexico itself. It is beautiful at all hours of the day. Quiet at night however. Lots of security and police and an info booth for tourists make this a safe place to enjoy.
  • Lively and memorable place. I had the privilege of visiting during the world cup so they had many art exhibits, live performances and mini soccer fields for soccer fans to play together. Behind the stage you see a majestic cathedral, ruins of the old city, a local market and nearby the national palace. a must go to the heart of city for any traveller to Mexico! 😁
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