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

This is the main area in the historic section where Templo Mayor is also located. The buildings are beautiful and the cathedral is as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MindyD191
Reviewed 4 days ago

Busy (but not as busy as I would have expected) square in the center of the Historic District with the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Museum of the Templo Mayor and government buildings surrounding it. Great shopping on the pedestrian shopping street Madero. Catch tours by the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Zocalo on Monday 12 February 2019, and the sheer grandeur is overwhelming. See the National Palace on the east side (see Diego Rivera’s 14 murals inside and have photo ID to get in), the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral on the north side,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Ootskapiinii
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is the centre of the city and a beautiful plaza. Lots of cafes, restaurants and stores. On weekend evening they have a whole bunch of pop up vendors. The restaurants overlooking the square are over priced but good view. When we had no...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DeeTravelBug101
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Zocalo is a central plaza where army or other central official meetings occur. By night you can find music, popular dances and mariachis. On the other side you have the Old Cathedral and a Newer one. Very interesting if you like history and churches....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PSztain
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main square Zocalo, or Plaza de la Constitución, where the National Palace and the Cathedral are located. The square is very large but looks full of concrete and it is not very utilized.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you will find the Catedral, President office and some other government building. Also a huge MEXICAN flag in the center of the square. On a good windy day, it will fly proudly and wave in the wind, for all visitors to see. Shops and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Luis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zocalo district is a must-see in Mexico City. You just have to prepare for the huge crowds of people on the weekend. Zocalo is Mexico City!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2CanadianTravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge square with major buildings around like National palace home of the federal government and the cathedral

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lotharjuern
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Zocalo is the historical heart of Mexico City. You will find your way there and you should. So much to see around it, including the hotel with the Tiffany ceiling, the cathedral, the Palacio Nacional and the surrounding neighborhoods. There is much to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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minus6
20 September 2018|
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Response from JayPFrancis | Reviewed this property |
No, they aren't.
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4 April 2018|
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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.
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MFTMON
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.
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