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Mexico City Segway Tour: Downtown Zocalo
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“huge square” (26 reviews)
“templo mayor” (80 reviews)
Plaza de la Constitucion S/N, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Centro Historico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The zocalo is the mexico s history, the heart. Really good to visit , walk and take photos. Is safe, with tmany polices. GREAT

Thank MAU1967
Reviewed 3 days ago

Literally the central of Mexico City, this is where the government palace and the cathedral are located. Gathering place that attracts a lot of activity including a few protests while we were there. Very interesting to see the uneven if not undulating streets and the...More

Thank tlagyn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Symbolic Mexican square, full of history, and where you can appreciate the exterior of the Cathedral and Government Palace, among others; Mexicans flag is daily hoisted in this place.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The center of everything. We missed "El Grito" the night before, but still a great people-watching experience.

Thank arodnick
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the historic district of Mexico City. You can see all the historical buildings and church that surrounds this area. They have all kinds of vendor around. Depending of what's going on sometimes they have activities in the middle of the square. When I went...More

Thank Sylvia V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zocalo is one of the largest city squares in the world. I have heard the only larger city square is Red Square in Moscow. Plan to spend a day in the Zocalo and the surrounding area. Area is bordered by the Metropolitan Museum, National...More

Thank prance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the space is large forming the plaza or square. The cathedral is impressive with the arches and many chandeliers! Pause for a moment to hear the silence in such a large cathedral

Thank Lipstickkids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Zocalo, so much history ranging from the Metropolitan Cathedral to the amazing paintings by Diego Rivera. There's so much to see and to do. The only thing I'd say you can skip is the Aztec ruins of Tenochtitlan. Yes, you should see...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I feel like I can't breathe or have a panic attack in the city from the ineffable stress and distress, I seek peace and comfort from Mexican food and music, which always remind me of my Christmas in Mexico. The plaza was an ongoing...More

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the very heart of the city (and the country), so as a tourist you most likely going to end up visiting that place. It's a large and old square but not something most people will instantly memorize.

Thank heckfy
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
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Billie W
I know it is 3rd largest square in the world, but how big is it? How many blocks?
13 March 2017|
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Response from Adrian S | Reviewed this property |
HUGE. It is almost 3 mexican blocks by other 3. Im calling them mexican blocks coz everything was made by spanish and mexican engineers so it is not accurate
We are arriving at 630pm, I'm guessing we will get to Mexico City by 830pm. Is Zocalo a good area to stay for Restaurants and some Mexican music?
1 April 2015|
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Response from Mexicaviajero | Reviewed this property |
Sure ...There is just one hotel in front of Zocalo Square...The Hotel de la Ciudad de México you can find international and mexican cuisine as well as mexican Sure...you casnt take as your base to know México city... More