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Zocalo, Oaxaca

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Formally named Plaza de la Constitucion, Zocalo dates back to the 16th century. Take a break from sightseeing and rest on the verdant tree-filled square, observe the lively atmosphere from a cafe, and people watch. Admire the grandiose colonial buildings that surround the square, paying special attention to the Baroque cathedral built of volcanic green stone, and the Gothic state government palace. Make Zocalo a part of your Oaxaca vacation plans using our Oaxaca itinerary builder.
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  • Es una lástima como los oaxaqueños no aprecian que viven del turismo, era un lugar súper bonito pero debido a las huelgas lo tienen muy sucio, lleno de grafitis y delincuencia, 
  • Like any town in Mexico you must go and hang out in the Zocalo. When we were there over Christmas there was something going on at all times. From bands to dancing in the street. 
  • Nothing very different here if you've been to zocalos in other Mexican cities, but they do often have nice concerts here in the evenings where locals gather. 
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  • Todo muy. Tranquilo
  • One of my favorite places on earth. Wonderful mix of colors, architecture, people, vegetation, food smells, etc.
  • Very cool place to visit. Lots of restaurants and shops.
  • Lovely, lovely place!!! Coffee and watch the oaxaqueños walk by.
  • Zocalo Square is a wonderful center of the community, every night it is full with local people enjoying life. Surrounded by restaurants and street vendors, it seems like the heart of the city. Many bands play on any given day. Be sure to try some chapulines in different flavours you'll find by the bucket for sale on the street. It's really the best place to experience the colorful culture of the Oaxaca people.