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Address: At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico

One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of...

One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of Mexico City and is one of the city's most famous attractions.

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Massive, epic, grandiose...one of the largest public squares in the world surrounded by impressive temporal and divine edifices that exude power, history and culture.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
Tijuana, Mexico
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Tijuana, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive, epic, grandiose...one of the largest public squares in the world surrounded by impressive temporal and divine edifices that exude power, history and culture.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge square in the heart of the old town of Mexico City, with the square bordered by the federal district building, cathedral and national palace. This large space is very impressive, and the buildings and space are so well preserved. The area has a real buzz about it, and is constantly alive by day and night- it is the centre... More 

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Oxnard, California
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While we were there they had 2-foot tall ants on display, very creative. The space is huge so they have different things going on in different places Example : a medical station for pets

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We were here for Semana Santa and it was very crowded in the Zocalo. We absolutely loved it!! There are many things to see and do while here in the Zocalo so be sure to spend some time and get it all in. You can take a lovely stroll down Madero Street all the way to the Palace of Fine... More 

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There is so much to see and great access to public transport from here. We used our guide book to explore all of the historic buildings. A gorgeous place to spend a day wandering around.

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Culiacan, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend a couple of days visiting the many museums in downtown Mexico, close to Zocalo there are many other historical balding that are worth visiting, during this Easter season there are free concerts and other free events for the public in general, perfect spot for taking pictures of the city and historical buildings.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge square with Huge flag the ceremoniously goes up in the morning and comes down around 6pm. Best view is from the restaurant/bar in the Best Western Majestic, enter on Madero. Come a little early for drinks. There is a Aztec site and museum right off the Zocalo. Frequently there are descendants dancing by the site. The National Cathedral. Moneda... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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When visiting Mexico city, a visit to the main square, the Zócalo, is a must. Apart from the sheer size of the square the adjacent buildings are impressive. The cathedral is of course the main building but the national palace and other buildings are quite impressive as well.

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another must see while in Mexico city. it's in the heart of the centro historica and unbelievable how pretty it is . all the old center is very pretty , so make time to spend the day taking it all in

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City center of Mexico City. Always something going on here. Great starting point to spend a day visiting sites around here. Numerous attractions surround the square. Easy way to spend s day! Plenty of rooftop bars/restaurants. You will be told as you walk along the shopfronts! Do not hail taxis from the street! Go into a store/hotel and ask them... More 

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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