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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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A must if you're exploring Mexico city

If you're visiting Mexico City then you have to see the zocalo. Get a glimpse of it before or after in the opening chase scene of the latest Bond movie. At times very lively and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're visiting Mexico City then you have to see the zocalo. Get a glimpse of it before or after in the opening chase scene of the latest Bond movie. At times very lively and can be packed with people on weekends and special occasions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I time in Mexico was cut short by a airline issue. Which meant that we did not get to enjoy this place as much as we could have and wanted. Definitely spend some time here. Just stunning inside the church

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love all the old buildings with the detailed facades and huge old wood doors, etc. There are several spots worth seeing... the presidential palace, there is an art museum a couple blocks from that. There are a few restaurants on the roof tops that give you a nice view of the zocalo and of course, the cathedral. There's also a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited Mexico City over a dozen times, and I always find myself making at least one stop in the Zócalo. This is the main square in the historic center of Mexico City. It is generally very crowded but a one-stop shop for crossing many tourist attractions off your list. There are many historic restaurants nearby and many opportunities... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed a very nice walk through el zocalo!! One of the most emblematic places in Mexico City. A lot of policemen walking by made me feel secure.beautiful European like buildings. A must!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main square in the historic center of Mexico City. It is surrounded by the Cathedral, Presidential Palace and more municipal buildings with its beautiful architecture. All this parts deserve a visit as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to say, it is a huge zocalo surrounded by shops and beatifull catedral, looks like amazing place for concerts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there the day before the Day of the Dead. It was very crowded with lots of people but it is beautiful especially at night with lights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Zocalo is the main square in the historic town center... It is surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral, Presidential Palace and municipal buildings - all with beautiful architecture. All these buildings deserve a visit as well - the Cathedral is open to the public and has easy access, there was a line to enter the Presidential Palace so we skipped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressively huge. Stay on the main streets. There are all sorts of restaurants, stores, museums all around...as well as the Presidential Palace. I felt safe will all the riot police scattered all around. Take your walking shoes with laces...you're gonna need them! :-)

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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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