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Address: At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of...

One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of Mexico City and is one of the city's most famous attractions.

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Big Plaza

Great place to see the Plaza and the churches and many shops around. Also you might get there to see when they put up the flag as well as they take it down which is a ceremony in... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace, cathedral, etc are old, yes it is true. But don't look like well maintained. The whole square gives you a feeling of crowded and overwhelmed by retailers, performers, visitors, policemen, etc. not feeling well. However, at night, when the square cooled down, some artists play cello and flute in the street near square. It was really nice, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to see the Plaza and the churches and many shops around. Also you might get there to see when they put up the flag as well as they take it down which is a ceremony in it self. Also you might get to see the different protesters and their speeches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The huge Mexican flag was raised at 8 am on a Tuesday when we saw it (don't know if they do it on the weekends too). I don't know what time they take it down. Its quite a ceremony to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice area, you can go to the top of the Holiday Inn hotel to get a panoramic view but also you can go inside the buildings, or just walk around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loved the palace with Diego Rivera's mural (which was free) and the huge church! We met people who had had there wallet stolen. So be careful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside is a massive organ, unbelievably massive. The interior is so wonderful as well; old paintings, wooden and other material sculptures and it is still active. You will see a lot of locals praying, so don't be like me and walk in with a hat on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always amazed when I see spaces like this that people at some point in the past had the vision to build on such a grand scale. Today's city planners and politicos just don't have the imagination and/or courage to create such public amenities. Standing in the middle of the square I was filled with awe and a kind of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come see Spain`s architecture and the wonders of engineering. This building and almost all of Mexico`s down town was made over a lagoon which is making the whole place sink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Zocalo is one of those places I've always wanted to visit, mexican telenovelas and movies making it a to go place, I'm glad to say it didnt dissapoint me, is an impressive sight, with a taste of the mix that make Mexico so great, from the musseum of the old Templo Mayor, to the huge flag and the church,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The square was used as part of the opening scene for the James Bond film Spectre. It is a huge square with a very impressive Mexican Flag in the centre. We tried twice to see the lowering of the flag but missed it both times. We were told it happens at sunset. Apparently that and the raising of the flag... More 

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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