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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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It´s a must when you visit Mexico city. You can go to the cathedral, to Templo Mayor, take the tour bus since here to other places and visit some of the museums in the area... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2015
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

It´s a must when you visit Mexico city. You can go to the cathedral, to Templo Mayor, take the tour bus since here to other places and visit some of the museums in the area. Also there are shopping areas were the prices are very good. If you want to do several activities and eat in some of the restaurants... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

You have to come here if passing through Mexico City. The presidential palace, cathedral, temple De mayor amongst other spectacular buildings. You'll need a few others, find time for it.

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

This was more or less the first thing I saw in this city. You have the national palace, a huge cathedral and the templo de mayor here for example. My favorite part is the massive flagpole with a incredible flag hanging from it. There will always be a lot of people here, locals and tourists. From time to time they... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Zocalo is very well kept and has great buildings surrounding it. We went there wit the family and visited Templo Mayor and The Cathedral. There seemed to be a lot of great places to get a drink or something to eat surrounding the Zocalo but did not stay since we went to a place nearby.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Standing on Zocalo is nice feeling. Presidential pallace on left site, cathedral ahead... but when you look on cathedral, you can see it is broke... yes because it was built on paramide to prove and show who is the boss

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

The zocalo is where the main city square is. In font is the national palace where the president has his offices. Looking towards the national palace is the Cathedral. It is an amazing visit of the colonial Mexico where the craftsmanship, details and ambience is jaw dropping. Between the cathedral and the national palace are the ruins of one of... More 

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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Best to cover this with a hop-on hop-off ride on the turi-tour bus. You can choose the interconnecting tours on any of their 4 circuits.

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

México has a lot of contrasts, this is one of them. Zocalo, has the poor the rich, all the Mexican stereotype of people, the lady that sales on the floor and the most lovely architecture, the Mexican flag right in the middle, the cathedral, the government palace and a lot of stores that sale food, Gold and some Mexican art... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Was super packed on 15 of Sept, when the Independence day is celebrated, really fun to be there and watch how the people represent their country,

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

This sheer size of this huge, historic square was amazing all on it's own! I fell in love with Mexico City! Would highly recommend a week in this beautiful without any hesitation! The church and national palace were such treats. Everyone was very friendly. Very safe and just absolutely gorgeous historical monuments and buildings at every turn!

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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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