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Zocalo, Mexico City

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#4 of 79 in Historic Sites in Mexico City
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
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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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  • Spent only one day in Mexico City, and found the Zocolo to be the center of town where all the people and shops were. It happened to be the deer de los Mortos and the Zocca low is full of activities.....  more
    Spent only one day in Mexico City, and found the Zocolo to be the center of town where all the people and shops were. It happened to be the deer de los Mortos and the Zocca low is full of activities.....  more »
  • A "Must visit" place in order to understand the history of Mexico. Better to read something about that place before visiting.You will have also the sense of grandiosity of that Huge city 
    A "Must visit" place in order to understand the history of Mexico. Better to read something about that place before visiting.You will have also the sense of grandiosity of that Huge city  more »
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  • I visited the Zocalo during the exposition of the Sistine Chapel. The main plaza looks incredible. It is a very well done experience. I definitely recommend going. The waiting line was like 20 minutes. If you take the time to read and admire all the art that takes part into this incredible audiovisual experience it will take you a little bit more than one hour. Photos and videos inside the Sistine Chapel Replica are strictly forbidden. If you don't want someone from security or the staff checking your photo gallery do not even have your cellphone or cameras in your hands. They are very serious about it.
  • Cool place with tons of space. At night time it looks beautiful because the building lights change color. It’s probably best to come during the day if you want to see the architecture.

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