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Address: Costera Miguel Aleman, s/n | Frente al Muelle Central, Acapulco 39300, Mexico

A traditional Mexican town square.

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Street market

Just go and see real life of Acapulco! You can make here a shortcut to Quebrada ocean front from a bus

Reviewed 25 January 2012
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Just go and see real life of Acapulco! You can make here a shortcut to Quebrada ocean front from a bus

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The best day to visit is Sunday, that is family day, and man vendors ar out selling. If you want it quieter, go any other time. It is a must see. I go every year.

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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Come friday nites, locals all over, band and public dancing, very refreshing to see so many people having a great time. Safe, you got to be kidding me, people and police all over come and relax and be a local one nite!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Good reasonable priced restaurants try Mi Picia! Safe and clean this is where you see the Mexican peoples from school kids, families Ex Pats and some Tourist

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

And a good experience for tourists too. The place is alive with families on Sunday evenings. A band plays in the kiosk at 5pm and there are a couple of restaurants in the plaza where you can get excellent seafood dishes. All kinds of street vendors congregates in this area, and it's touristy because just across the street is where... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Wonderful place to experience the heart of Acapulco. You can visit the church, and walk through many walkways to shop or eat. There are a million birds chirping at night. Many locals sitting and relaxing. Short walk to Woolworth's and the busy traffic area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Thei is a very nice piazza with the Church and the shopping around here is quite an experience. The vendors are all trying to get your nusiness. Its fun....

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Floral Park, New York
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Reviewed 25 November 2007

For a very authentic mexican feel a visit to the Zocalo is a must. Its a great place to people watch which also has many local shops at extremely reasonable prices. The restaurants in this area provide great food at great prices a must for all visitors on any trip to Acapulco!!

Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 10 May 2006

zMost cities/towns in Mexico of any appreciable size will have a central square, most frequently referred to as a "Zócalo." Acapulco's zócalo, located across the street from the Malecón and Bahia Santa Lucia, is named Plaza Juan Álvarez - after illustrious state hero Gen. (and later President of Mexico) Juan Álvarez. The plaza is bordered by the city's Roman Catholic... More 

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