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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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Such a buzz

Loved the palace with Diego Rivera's mural (which was free) and the huge church! We met people who had had there wallet stolen. So be careful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the palace with Diego Rivera's mural (which was free) and the huge church! We met people who had had there wallet stolen. So be careful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Inside is a massive organ, unbelievably massive. The interior is so wonderful as well; old paintings, wooden and other material sculptures and it is still active. You will see a lot of locals praying, so don't be like me and walk in with a hat on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm always amazed when I see spaces like this that people at some point in the past had the vision to build on such a grand scale. Today's city planners and politicos just don't have the imagination and/or courage to create such public amenities. Standing in the middle of the square I was filled with awe and a kind of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Come see Spain`s architecture and the wonders of engineering. This building and almost all of Mexico`s down town was made over a lagoon which is making the whole place sink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

El Zocalo is one of those places I've always wanted to visit, mexican telenovelas and movies making it a to go place, I'm glad to say it didnt dissapoint me, is an impressive sight, with a taste of the mix that make Mexico so great, from the musseum of the old Templo Mayor, to the huge flag and the church,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The square was used as part of the opening scene for the James Bond film Spectre. It is a huge square with a very impressive Mexican Flag in the centre. We tried twice to see the lowering of the flag but missed it both times. We were told it happens at sunset. Apparently that and the raising of the flag... More 

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Downtown Mexico city , a must-visit site if you like spanish colonial architecture. Crowded but it is worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Zocalo square on a Sunday and the place was packed. Music was all around. The chimes of the bells from the Cathedral mingled with the music and the voices of the crowds all added up to give this place a marvelous feel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the heart beat of the city. All around the square there are shops and restaurants and of course the Catadral. Different days there are exhibitions or just watch the people!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Mexico City, you have to go to the Zocalo. Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Bellas Artes, Palacio National and too many museums to mention.

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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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