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Address: Poder Legislativo | Rio Balsas, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 777 203 9768
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This plaza is the heart and soul of the city and is always filled with...

This plaza is the heart and soul of the city and is always filled with throngs of people, vendors and local bands.

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Interesting place to people watch

This is an interesting place to people watch. Really starts ginning on Friday and Saturday nights. Lots of vendors, some performers, food, etc. When I was in the center of the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 February 2016
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MN, USA
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112 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This pocket of activity was a magnet in the busy surrounds. Filled with vendors in a good way, children playing, plenty of benches, and great affordable snacks and juices at the base of the bandstand, it is a photographr-of-life's dream come true. Joy abounds in the density of Centro!

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US
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170 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is an interesting place to people watch. Really starts ginning on Friday and Saturday nights. Lots of vendors, some performers, food, etc. When I was in the center of the city, I usually made it a point to walk through this just to feel the vibes of the city. Other than the people and the vendors, nothing else. It... More 

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San Diego, California
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302 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We pass this square repeatedly throughout the day and there are lots of people relaxing or selling. There are some concerts in the beautiful gazebo at times. We preferred the larger square adjacent to this and enjoyed a lady who made and sold fresh churro so.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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150 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is as colorful as it is becoming! If something is happening, it is right here: you get to see people left and right, your shoes polished, cotton candy in many colors, and the fruit stand to enjoy smoothies, juices and blendies, you are going to like it if you enjoy the view of old Cuerna. There is a lot... More 

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cuernavaca
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Great Plaza for sitting, enjoying the fresh tropical fruit stands, having shoes polished, listening to the vendor's calls for ballons, toys,and cookies, tasting the many traditional corn offerings such as esquites and enjoying the Thursday's performances of musicians playing marimba music. Unfortunately, Tripadvisor's title for this Plaza is incorrect as too the address. This Plaza is in the Centro Historico... More 

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Boulder City, Nevada
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337 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Do you really want to enjoy and experience Mexican culture go here they play traditional music which I find very romantic and soothing they serve you wonderful food and its a fun afternoon

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Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Everyone in Cuernavaca just calls this plaza "el zócalo." It's the heart of downtown Cuernavaca, the best place to people watch and get a sense of the place. There are sidewalk cafés here, my favorite is Los Arcos. Lots of vendors selling their wares. Kids playing, people on benches reading the paper, people selling balloons and snacks from carts. There's... More 

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Being a natural from Cuernavaca, i can recall many stories that have happened to me right at this plaza. Or el kiosko like we usually call it. I remember Family sundays when we will stop in order to buy the paper and a fresh guava, Orange, mamey juice. You Think you know tropical fruits Think again, you will find some... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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201 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

What a great zocalo! (Two zocalos, actually.) Throngs of people of all ages. Vendors, jugglers, musicians, fire-eaters, little kids bouncing huge inflatable "pencils" off the crowded paving stones. Statues. Seniors gingerly dancing to an old song; break-dancers with "Brooklyn" t-shirts. Elote-sellers trying to outdo each other with their pitches. The elegant gazebo is fantastic, elevated about 15' up, with shops... More 

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London
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

We went in the afternoon for a walk and felt a little disappointed as it was dirty and not very well kept. There was people smoking dope in plain sight and it smelt of rubbish. It could be a fantastic place with a litttle TLC.

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