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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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  • Was there first on the 12th which is the feast of the Virgen and the atmosphere was exuberant and happy. An orchestra played by the church and some people were dancing. Marimba music could be heard at...  more »
  • Once upon a time, El Zocalo was place to walk around on Sunday nights, the girls all walking in one direction, the boys in another with a band in the middle. The flower sellers sold their bouquets of ...  more »
  • Go to the Zocalo and sit down there under the green trees and watch the whole activity which is around of you. In this time you will learn more about Oaxaca and its people than you can read in hundred...  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.