Built atop an ancient meeting place Zocalo serves as a center of activity in the capital, hosting protests, celebrations, and the bustle of daily life. Originally a nexus of commerce in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, the square encompasses an entire city block and has drawn visitors for more than seven centuries. Wander the expansive plaza and marvel at the surrounds, which range from pre-colonial relics to grander buildings, such as the presidential palace and national cathedral. Grab a bite to eat or a drink from one of the many surrounding restaurants, or pick up a memento of your trip at a souvenir stand. Keep your eyes peeled for the musical performances and Aztec dances that frequently take place in the square. Take a look at our Mexico City trip tool to schedule your visit to Zocalo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Iconic Mexico City Square made even more popular by 007. It is a beautiful place despite a slightly disappointing night lighting. This is still a place to see in Mexico City
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  • Walking through the streets of the historic center to the connection with the Zócalo leads us to imagine a series of colonial events for which only memories are captured by our memory.
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