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Zocalo

Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 5000
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This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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+52 951 501 5000

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hub for lots of free events , dining, people watching, music, drinking...!!! All roads lead to the Zocalo! People are out pretty late and you can always catch a taxi:)

Thank Rocio J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Congrats to the local authorities!.....the historic old town is cery nice and clean, and the service attitude is great!..... a thumbs up for the City of Oaxaca!

Thank Mauricio L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zócalo is always full of activity. Townspeople come here to socialize and sell many handmade items. Today there was a folk dance exposition and a full band playing. There seems to be something going on all the time. A fun place to go to...More

Thank rtpaynetx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Zocalo is the place for people watching in Oaxaca. Find a cafe and watch families enjoying the day and musicians demonstrating their talents for tips. Bands seem to appear out of nowhere, and couples begin dancing. Choose a second floor balcony restaurant if you...More

Thank cheribokern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried explaining the Zocalo to a friend back in the US while I was visiting Oaxaca. Every day, I noted, there's at least one demonstration. Every night there's a band. In between, you've got vendors selling native handicrafts, snacks, fidget spinners, cheap toys for...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

There were so many people here, that I just wanted to turn around and run. But I thought better to myself to give the place a chance. I saw several outside restaurants and I was approached by a vendor trying to sell me a tour...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The zocalo is the center of Oaxaca city. It is always lively and exciting. any restaurants around the square. Sellers go around selling souvenirs from around Oaxaca city. Rugs, blouses,shawls and jewelry. Balloons bounce in the air while people try to sell them to you....More

Thank ladyfromtuxtepecmx
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is basically town center, and you can find lots of places to eat and drink and people watch. Whether it's a weekend or a weekday, there's lots of activity where you can enjoy. The people selling goods are authentic, and often times travel far...More

Thank SF_SuzyQ
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful central square, the feeling heart of busy Oaxaca. We really enjoyed it by day and by night. In the evenings it has a great vibe with nice bars and restaurants and a nice mix of tourists and locals. By day it is a focal...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you have visited other mexican small cities you probably have visited their zocalo, the square where all activities take place and restaurants are all over

Thank Tamaratabak
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brian c
4 July 2016|
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I was in beautiful Oaxaca the first two weeks of June 2016. At the time the protestors were mainly in the zocalo area, although there were a couple of very large protest marches one block from my hotel. I never felt... More
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Gordon L
5 November 2015|
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We finally stayed at Trébol, just two blocks south of the Zocalo, and directly across from the big Benito Jaurez Market; we love it and it was unbelievably inexpensive. See my review posted 2 March 2016 -- the first of many... More
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