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Zocalo, Mexico City

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • In the full Center of the city of Mexico, surrounded of restaurants and buildings historical, as Cathedral, Temple more, Palace national, etc... No doubt you have to visit it.
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  • The old buildings are beautiful and wonderfully maintained by the mexican gov. Lots of hiatory here. It is the hub of the downtown area. Lots of shopping food drink sightseeing. Catch the turibus and ...  read more »
  • Zocalo is the largest square I've visited, and if I'm not mistaken, the largest in Latin America. Always thirst for festivals, exhibitions, demonstrations and events important to the city. Very cool give a paced and draw some pictures
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  • Hermoso e historico!! Beautyful and historical!!
  • When we went here they had a huge free internet/technology event on in the square which was very cool and the had gaudi sculptures in display as well which was a nice surprise. The huge marquee may have detracted from the beauty of the space but this just forced you to walk around it and get closer to the buildings in the square and really appreciate then.
  • It's an awesome and beatiful place where you can realize how big is the city I just didn't like the crowds and the people trying to sell me a hole bunch of useful things neither to find soo many poor children this is really sad :(
  • Mexico City's Zocalo is one of my favorite places of the city. If you are like me who loves historical architecture that combines pre-Columbian & colonial structures (Spanish era) - this is one of the places in Mexico City to visit. In the heart of it is the Templo Mayor, Mexico city Cathedral, the National Palace and several antique churches & buildings within the Zocalo area. It is a must visit place in Mexico.
  • Big open space within one of the busiest streets in the world. It also holds pyramids and a sinking cathedral. Beautiful murals by Diego Rivera make this a must see place in Cd de México
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