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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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The Zocalo is a focal point in Mexico City. It is a large square bordered by a Cathedral, Aztec ruins (The Temple Mayor and its museum) and in the government building the Diego... read more

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Philadelphia, Pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Zocalo is a focal point in Mexico City. It is a large square bordered by a Cathedral, Aztec ruins (The Temple Mayor and its museum) and in the government building the Diego Rivera murals, But the square is alive with vendors, street performers, advertisements and people watchers. You can take a break by going to the hotel that faces... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our hotel was behind the Zocalo so we explored it every day. The Zocalo is a large square surrounded by federal buildings and the Cathedral Metropolitana. At one side of the plaza is the Templo Mayor, Aztec ruins discovered in 1978 while digging for electrical lines. To me, the highlight was the massive Diego Rivera mural. You go down the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area is the main part of the historic centre of Mexio DF; and must be visited. There are many police which makes it safe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first impression of the Zocalo was that of a sad and dreary place. Everything is grey and brown. But if you go inside the cathedral or the government palace you can see some lovely artwork. And around the corner you can see an archaeological excavation of the Aztec temple. At times you can see native dancers or other artists... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed very close to the Zocalo before Christmas and the Zocalo turns into a winter paradise. You can go ice skating and there is Chritmas decorations everywhere. We really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of Music and Museums and a shopping alley mall with name brands. I went to one of the main art museums which was open for free on Sunday. I think alot of the museums are free on Sundays and closed on Mondays but it was crowded which was not that fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Zocalo is the historic center of Mexico City. It is also the site of Tenoctitlan, the main temple for the Aztecs when the Spanish arrived. The city's Metropalitan Cathedral which is also on the Zocalo, was built with stones from the Aztec temple. Many festivals and political protests happen on the Zocalo. The original National Palace also stands on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This massive square is surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral on a full block, the Presidential Palace ( Diegos murals) , block of jewelry stores , government offices with gorgeous tiled murals on the lady side. They are now taking apart the ice rink and bleachers that were built for holiday season. This Zocalo is worth a visit. You will get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This busy area is central to seeing some historical structures of Mexico. You will walk through crowds and many shops along the streets before getting to the circular intersection with the cathedral and building with Diego murals. I would plan to visit here to see the architectural structures.

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This is a nice area but VERY crowded. I felt safe and the history is great. Next time I would go on a weekday and not a Saturday evening.

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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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