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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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  • Enjoyable....the day can get away from you if you are not careful... People watching at Its best...the trees and the view of thousands of boganvillas...mesmerizing.... The aroma of hundreds of spices ...  more »
  • Whether it is day or night this zocalo is buzzing. I love all the activities and families enjoying the space. 
  • Beautiful colonial stile plaza with an array of restaurants. Nice atmosphere but be mindful, you will be interrupted continuously by locals selling crafts and asking for loose change if you decide to ...  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.