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Zocalo, Mexico City

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Go to the socket is insane, you must only sit or stay stopped somewhere is not estobes and start observing, an unexpected place where everything can happen at any time, very funny.
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  • Socket of the city of Mexico is wonderful, the immense Plaza measuring 40,000 square meter, its correct name is PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN and owes it in honour to the Constitution of CADIZ. "In the middle of the CATHEDRAL and National Palace MEXICA or TENOCHCAS called archaeological remains are" TEMPLO MAYOR "which are evidence of the importance that had culture Mexica before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.
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  • You will be seduced by this place alive, must, or you stroll under the arcades, watch live the Mexican people. Stop take you your spot and let rock you by the atmosphere of this pleasant life with Mexicans always smiling
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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.