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Zocalo, Mexico City
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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. Before you head to Mexico City, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mexico City vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Mexico City has to offer, including Zocalo.
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  • Lots of activity here, protected by large numbers of police. The plaza itself, Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Diego Rivera's murals, . . . it's all around the plaza. It is also a great point to start walkin...  more »
  • Something was going on during our visit as there was a massive stage and scaffolding over much of the plaza. Made it less-than-scenic for me. 
  • There was a first time parade for D of the D this 2016. The Zocalo was filled with people. It was peaceful and happy. 
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  • Centro histórico lleno de cultura y gente
  • Definitely don't miss the Zocalo if you're coming to Mexico City. Walk around and soak up the atmosphere, visit the Templo Mayor (ancient pyramid under the plaza), pop into the impressive cathedral the Palacio Nacional, filled with some of Diego Rivera's finest murals. You can find bathrooms in the surrounding cafes and restaurants. Good hostel behind the cathedral. :)
  • Downtown square in CDMX. A must visit olace if you ar in town. One of the biggest in the world.
  • Muy bello lugar
  • A must in your visit to Mexico City. Come here early in the morning and enjoy the beautiful sky, take some photos and then go to Museo del Templo Mayor.