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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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  • I was so bummed when I visited over the Christmas holidays. Catedral Metropolitano was not lit up, nor Palacio Nacional. So 2/4 sides of the Zocalo were sitting in the dark, unlit, no Mexican flag fly...  more »
  • It is close to the Palace of fine arts, Chapel, etc. There are many places where you can have lunch or drink something cool. Many people in the streets offer lunch on the terrace of a colonial building facing the Zocalo, not miss it! they have an incredible view and it is worthy of a panoramic picture of all socket. The prices are very accessible, but must be patient for the table, because there are many people.
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  • It is a square to say strikes at the heart of Mexico City. North East include the National Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. It is the same as commonly found in major cities in Spain in addition to square itself is in the middle column of a giant national flag hoisted for the other nothing, in the old colonial Plaza Mayor square. Part of the center of the Aztec empire that existed in this area in the northeastern part of the Zocalo and the Templo Mayor Museum stored as archaeological sites. Who conquered the Aztec Empire Spain is doing literally destroy the heart of the Aztec Empire, built this Plaza was developed in the colonial empire. To complete this Zocalo is the first scene of "007 Spector" in the hit movie by the year 2015, was taken.
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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.