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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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  • Be there and see all those historic buildings to your around is impressive, it is a panoramic tour like no other, an experience
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  • The socket of the city of Mexico is a place with lots of history and interesting enough, the cultural and entertainment offer is varied to suit all budgets. Constantly there are free in addition to be able to enjoy the architectural activities. Can be reached by subway and then himself taken from the different options of turibus.
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  • This plaza needs to be central in your trip to Mexico City. Surrounded by picturesque streets full of shops you can wonder around for hours. Certainly one of the most breathtaking plazas in the world 
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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.