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“Great grand space and surprisingly safe ;)”
Review of Zocalo

Zocalo
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Ranked #37 of 565 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The main square of Mexico City is massive and flanked by at least two grand edifices, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Palacio Nacional. It has a gargantuan flag post flying gigantic Mexican flag. Each evening the authorities put on a ritual of lowering the flag and as the humongous bandera is taken down and away, the sides of the square are lined by servicewomen and servicemen, who stand still saluting until the flag is gone. Despite the city’s poor safety record, the Zocalo is safe.

Thank Krzysztof D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Super busy street, lots of traffic but it’s a must see place. The Zocalo is known for its special events such the Independence Day “El grito de la Independencia de Mexico”
Be careful when wondering the streets they warned me about taking selfies around crows because it makes you venerable to have your phone jacked.
There’s a busy vendor street behind the Zocalo be aware of the crowds and try not to act like a tourist, the areas is only semi-safe.

Thank jose m
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Zocalo is right in front of the Cathedral. I wish the market didn't completely take over the square but it does. Stroll through the hundreds of vendors and see what they have to offer. You'll see all kinds of things here. It is a nice square to stroll around!

Thank Neethu J
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Zócalo is impressive because if it,s gigantic site, but there are also several important sites situated around, e.g. Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palacio National and the Supreme Court of Justice.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Great place to start walking around,allots of people and police! We went the first day there and find some companies offering a free walking tour. We took it and it was very nice to get familiar with all the buildings and allots of information. It is very safe,with allots of performers all around. The National palace the Cathedral Metropolitan ad the Tempo Mayor is wonderful places to visit. Then we visit another day and there was allots of police and service people,we were going back to the hotel and wondering what was that all about.. Then we see all the people with flags and signs going to the square it was a demonstration. We really love this place! I recommend you to visit!

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