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Address: Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 501 5000
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This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center...

This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.

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A slice of Oaxacan life

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 fragrant garden roses, gardenias and tuber roses for the guys to buy for their novias. Now El Zocalo is a place of... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 hundreds of travel guides. Day and night you will find open restaurants there by sitting outside enjoying the plump life of... More 

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Davis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is definitely the center of activity in Oaxaca - many shops and restaurants surround the square. Try to come at night for dinner, when there is music playing and people dancing. It's a real cultural experience.

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a stunning place !!! A most go the church is beautiful from the inside to the outside. Highly recommend going they are renovating but you can still go in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the Mercado's to the Zocalo. We arrived in the latter Sunday morning and hosts of local residents were in the plaza and dining in the many restaurants around the plaza. Adjacent was the governing palace, historic churches and the cathedral. In one of the churches we met a young engineering student who was working on an internship... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

worth seeing this historical area and hanging out to experience how locals enjoy and are fully present when spending time w friends and family in the Zocalo. We americans should embracce more of this type of connecting and spending down time talking, playing, and snacking locally and slowly.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of nice shops, parks, restaurants and activity in this area. It is really close to the various markets of the city. Very enjoyable just to get some drinks at Terra Nova sidewalk cafe and watch the parade of activity go by.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most touristy erea, try to walk to a bit to the sides to find places to eat,drink and all.the erea is very clean and safe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see, experience, interact, and eat. In the center of town. Very busy with lots of vendors with everything you could possibly want.

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boulder,co
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zocolo area is a great spot to wander around, especially on the weekends when all the locals are around

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