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Plaza de Las Armas

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Address: Veracruz, Mexico
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This town square is a favorite performance spot for local bands.

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lots of Awesome Archetecture

had a stroll in this area with a few friends and found quite a lot of activity going on. street shows, concerts. dancing. lots of shopping and vendors. and tons of old structural... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2016
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Always full of people and with shows. Lots of live music and people walking bye. You can eat in the different areas around it. It was recently burned by a fire so the main palace looks burned. Nice place to also see the church cathedral of veracruz.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

had a stroll in this area with a few friends and found quite a lot of activity going on. street shows, concerts. dancing. lots of shopping and vendors. and tons of old structural buildings to take snapshots of. Be wary the town is a bit dusty and dirty but hey its el mexico. and it wont bother you unless your... More 

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Xalapa, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

It is the main square of the city with a lot od terraces where you can watch what is going on.In the evening there is a lot of live music

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Tlaxcala, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

I have mixed thoughts about this place because I've been there 3 times, and the first 2 were pretty good; but this last time was very uncomfortable. The streets where dirty and smelled like pee, it was also full of locals that made it very hard to walk around. My guess is that on Sundays the streets are dirty because... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

It is nice to walk around and there is often some sort of band playing or some sort of dancing. Why we did not really like was all the people approaching you to try to sell their goods, most of which were cheap Asian imports (sun glasses, Pasmina scarves, and knock-off perfumes and colognes). You have to be careful at... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The Plaza de Las Armas (the zocalo) was the focal center of our two day visit to Veracruz. Each evening there was music, dancing, and lots of people just enjoying this inviting and engaging town square. One night (Sat. March 7), there was live band and danzon contest, and on the second night (Sun. March 8) there was a dance... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

There is always something going on many people passing by so if you have your camera there is a lot of possibilities, in the evening also there is music bands near by, check the schedule and enjoy

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

The plaza itself is average, and the bands and dancing interesting. But, be careful. Someone tried and grab my camera out of my hand here -- in broad daylight (5:00 pm). After a short struggle, I won....the attacker lost. No police around. Please be careful.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Very romantic, watching guys and gals discreetly flirt, boys walking opposite to the gals to make eye contact, beautiful! listening to the local bands while sipping coffee

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County Kerry, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

A bit dirty and dusty for being (a) the Zocalo and (b) the Zocalo of Veracruz. Ate in one of the bars on the Zocalo. Got out of there as quick as we could after mediocre food, awfuly margaritas (these were awful for any country in the world, let alone Mexico) and very very bad service. Forgot this place quickly.... More 

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