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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.
Calle Plaza de La Constitucion S/N, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Cuauhtemoc District
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So much activity- dancing, singing, hawking of all kinds of food and goods. There is no end to the street entertainment amongst the beautiful historic buildings

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ljz53
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's worth a day to walk to the many attractions in the area. I followed a walking tour described in Lonely Planet, and it took me to some fun places (a market and a bar) that I would not have found on my own.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hank M
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place condense the history of Mexico and America. Its architecture (buildings and streets) still continues remembering us what their people actively were centuries ago. Zocalo must be visited when coming to Mexico.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank viajerosdelavida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is where the city meets for everything that is locally and nationally important. it is edged on two sides by a covered walkway WITH ENDLESS SHOPPING. The important cathedral on another side and the massive Placio National Corregidora completeing the encirclement of the massive...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely you should visit "El Zocalo" for understanding the magnificence of the Mexican history. You should visit the Palacio Nacional and the Cathedral among other possibilities at walking distance.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RobertoD4472
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main attractions of Mexico City is The Zocalo, which is considered one of largest town squares in the world located in the Central Historico district. If you watched 007’s Spectre, the opening scenes of the movie were filmed on this square. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Zócalo on a weekend & it was so full of people, entertainers/street performers, vendors selling items etc. we enjoyed walking around & seeing all the activity. We took a walking tour with Mexico a Pie which was excellent. Definitely recommend visiting this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AZFam-Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zocalo is an amazing big square sorouned by main buildings of Mexico City, National Palace where presidents used to live and now the President works and the Cathedral on another side. Church and Government overlooking the citizens pass by the Mexican flag. A spot that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ESolano2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about this great plaza? It was here before 1521 when the Spaniards came and Tenochtitlan fell and still here, three centuries under the Spain kingdom, then the Independence war, the Reforma war, the USA occupation, the Mexican Revolution, and it still...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Leticia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come see the traditional continue with the Azteca dancers. They are in full costume and highly entertaining. In addition, you can find markets, food and drink, templo mayor and more. There’s a lot of history to find and I suggest grabbing a free walking tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
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20 September 2018|
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Response from JayPFrancis | Reviewed this property |
No, they aren't.
4 April 2018|
Response from H8456YXjosem | Reviewed this property |
2 hours should be plenty of time to walk around and visit the church & possibly the museums. This is definitely not a whole day thing, after 2-3 hours you would want to get some rest or go have something to eat.
19 January 2018|
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Response from calvara2001 | Reviewed this property |
If weather is fine, you should seen at least one group. There are no scheduled performances. They are street dancers. Purely tourist stuff.