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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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Very grand

I still remember the first time I got there - very grand and beautiful. There are fairs and concerts very often and there is a general lovely atmosphere.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I still remember the first time I got there - very grand and beautiful. There are fairs and concerts very often and there is a general lovely atmosphere.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This vast open space is surrounded by important historical buildings and is a fascinating contemporary space busy with traffic and commercial activity. Streets off the Zocalo are packed with interesting shops and eateries. A must see area to visit in MC.

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Munich, Bavaria
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is the center of Mexico City and it is surrounded by some nice buildings on three sides with the Cathedral towering over it. Unfortunately the center of this place was cordoned off for a temporary stage which kind of disturbed the whole impression. It must be great when it is bustling with people - but not for us

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

side walks can be a little hard at times but it is worth it the cathedral is breathtaking and the amount of experience there is unstoppable it is truly incredible plus there is Mayan ruins there but it can get a little sketchy at night.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a MUST visit area when in Mexico City. You can get a beautiful view of the Metropolitan Cathedral and to the east if the National Palace. To the west is Madero Avenue, which is a pedestrian street with shopping galore. Walk to the west end of Madero and you'll see the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Great place to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Zocalo is a place I return to again and again. Very tourist, but incredible beauty and history you can feel.

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Medellin, Colombia
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It is the downtown of the city. With a extraordinary architecture, it represents the history and the soul of CD.MX. Be careful with your belongs because sometimes is crowded.

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This is the main square in Mexico City and as the rest of the city is huge and rich in history and architectural treasures, from the excavations of the Aztec main temple to the president's national palace and national cathedral, a visit to Mexico without a visit to this square would just be incomplete. O would recommend visiting this square... More 

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This is second biggest square in the world after red square in Moscow. Nice to walk around and take picture with huge Mexican flag. What i recommend is to visit one of the terrace restaurant on top of historical buildings surrounding Zocalo, example Primer Cuadro Stake house, view is impressive.

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Located on the city centre, a must for Mexico City! The square is different from other squares since it's flat in order to welcome more Mexicans during special dates. You can see the cathedral which is inclined due to the terrain.

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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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