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Zocalo, Oaxaca

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Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Formally named Plaza de la Constitucion, Zocalo dates back to the 16th century. Take a break from sightseeing and rest on the verdant tree-filled square, observe the lively atmosphere from a cafe, and people watch. Admire the grandiose colonial buildings that surround the square, paying special attention to the Baroque cathedral built of volcanic green stone, and the Gothic state government palace. Use our Oaxaca trip itinerary planning app to add Zocalo and other attractions to your Oaxaca vacation plans.
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  • The square has shoe shiners, restaurants, food stands, clothing sellers,shops and is main focal point of the Centro  more »
  • One of the highlights to my trip in Oaxaca was shopping, eating the local food, and buying all of the gifts for myself and friends. You can literally find everything here, and it’s open pretty late...  more »
  • A beautiful square in central Oaxaca. Lots of bars and market stall vendors around the edges, and interesting taco stalls hiding under the band stand. Lots of trees for shelter from the sun. There is a huge church and a nice pedestrianised street running up to the cathedral.
  • This Zocalo is the vibrant heart of Oaxaca. The restaurants and shops and crafts booths are amazing and the place is always teaming with locals and tourists. You're bound to run into someone you know at any time. You should plan to spend several hours checking everything out and you won't be disappointed

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