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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  • It was the most important church in the city until the construction of La basilica de guadalupe, at the foot of the hill of tepeyac, just as they can enter a mass, going out, can meet beautiful events from exhibitions to musicals in the esplanade of the square of the zocalo; political demonstrations depending on the news of the previous day.
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  • A place that you can not miss visiting whether local or tourist is the government palace cathedral and is located in the center of the city also has countless bars restaurants hotel jewelry and a lot of commerce. Visit the plinth you won't regret it.
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