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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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TripAdvisor
  • If you're a tourist in Oaxaca you'll go to the Zocalo; there's pretty much no getting around it. Except on rare days, you'll find it full of people, including lots of tourists. But it is very much a l...  more »
  • Almost everyday we spent some time sitting and watching people in the Zocalo. It was an exciting place to experience the people and activities in el centro.  more »
  • The zocalo is bumping! There is constant activity here. During the day we saw massive political rallies, vendors of all kinds and just general swarms of people moving through the square. At night, the...  more »
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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.