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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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  • This is a great place to go sit in the shade and people watch. There is always shopping to be had as well as snack carts and it is close to the best markets in Oaxaca City. There also always seems to ...  more »
  • highly recommended walk and eat in the area, picturesque and the evenings several events, safe above all and great warmth of is people
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  • This place is really always something going on. You can hear the trumpets of Mexico. At night however, he seems a bit bleak, because the lighting is somewhat sparingly.
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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.