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Address: At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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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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3rd largest square in the world

At least that's what our tour guide told us. It is impressive and very expansive, surrounded by some great architecture. So if you are visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 June 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

At least that's what our tour guide told us. It is impressive and very expansive, surrounded by some great architecture. So if you are visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral or Palacio Nacional you will end up here by default.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

It is a must see attraction. Zocalo is safe, fun, for all ages and the attraction is that has a lot of things to see, and a lot of people to watch, it make's you feel like in1800's because of it's buildings. All the way around you can see many places, is located in downtown. You can get by metro,... More 

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Calpe, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

It is an outstanding feeling to walk and see such an old buildings, the huge size, everything was clean, I felt safe all the time and enjoyed all the main buildings around there. Government palace, Cathedral.. prepare to walk a lot.. I walked around 8km (5 miles) Use a hat or sun block.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

This huge plaza is the heart of Mexico City, with government buildings, the national cathedral, and our hotel, the Hotel Gran Ciudad de Mexico. There are lots of shops around the arcades--including lots of jewelry shops. For us, the best thing was the Aztec templo mayor, which I've commented on separately. If you face the cathedral, the templo mayor is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

The largest flag I've ever seen, and dom't miss the daily flag parade at 8am or 6pm. The Zocalo is also next to some historic sites like the cathedral. You haven't been to Mexico without seeing the center. There are various options to see it from the top like from the restaurant at the Grand Hotel de Mexico.

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Harrison, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Significance of this place historical but the purpose is comparable to the Mall in Washington, DC or Red Square, Moscow, Russia. An open space between their National Palace (national congress), government buildings, and the 400 plus year old cathedral. On the west side of the square, there are few restaurants and many souvenir shops. No major event during our visit.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Our hotel was very far from this place...but I saw Best Western somewhere here, standing in one corner...I wish I stayed there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

After spending some time in Merida and Puebla, where both tourists and locals can spend their time (often evenings) by relaxing at the cities' main squares with something to eat or drink, the Zocalo of Mexico City was somewhat disappointing. It's not really people -friendly: no place to seat, no plants, just a wide open space with one big flag... More 

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Alto, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Save,busy but not crowded ,good food and unlimited architectural treasures to visit,a very classic Mexican environment and happy feeling. There are many easy ways to get there and public parking lots, it is a must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Zócalo square in mexico city, a main square in the city that goes back to Aztec time. I was there in june and people where gathering infront of large tv screens watching Fifa world cup matches live. You should visit the presidential palace and the ruins. Good luck

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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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