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.
Tours to Zocalo
Private Tour of Mexico City with Anthropology BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $114
Duration: 4 hours
Historic Center Food Tour in Mexico City BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $80
Duration: 5 hours
This is one of my favorite places to visit in the world. It is the heart of Mexico with everything located inside the area. Hotels, restaurants, churches, gardens, and a giant Mexican flag in the... more »
This was the center of the Aztec universe and today it is still an icon of both CDMX and Mexico. You might want to start your tour here. more »
First time here and its a pleasure to see part of Mexico's history...where "El Grito" takes place. Even when its not September you can feel the energy going through this place. Loved every minute of my time spent w my family spent at this great historical place. I need to add it to my bucket list to live in September.
A must see when you visit Mexico City. Breath taking opportunities to take great pictures of the flag. Worth checking the city schedule because you can usually enjoy different exhibitions or experiences according to the time of the year. Sometimes you will see concerts or an enormous ice skating ring during the winter festivities. My photos showcase the monumental offering to commemorate Day of the Dead.
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