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All reviews shoe shine great place to people watch street performers central square heart of the city surrounded by restaurants vendors selling mexican cities oaxacan life walk around beautiful cathedral balloons protest plaza activity bandstand mexico
We went at night when there was something happening in the Zocalo. It was very lively, and there were market stalls and food vendors all around the Zocalo. Very lively and very noisy, but definitely worth a visit.
There is so much happiness going on and people of all ages and backgrounds enjoying their selves. Seems like their is something cool always going on there and the city does a lot for the people and no shortage of fun and culture to be...More
...when you start out. It's the square where there's music, people selling a myriad of hand crafts, restaurants, and street foods. However, use this as a stepping point to see the rest of the city. Don't do like our friends did, spending almost every day...More
The Zocalo is the town square. It’s surrounded by churches, restaurants, hotels, shops and vendors selling their product. Musicians do their shows, but the best part of it is on the Day of the day. This event runs from October 28 til November 3. Parades...More
Like all central squares, there’s always a lot going on which makes it the perfect place for a cool michelada and some people watching. It’s an attractive central meeting point, with plenty of trees, the usual (but not overwhelming) hawkers and lined with cafes and...More
When ever you don't have specific plans, this is an ideal place to relax.....and there's a good chance so.ething will be happening on the square.
During the week celebrating Day of the Dead, there are a multitude of spontaneous parades and musical events. Many cafes...More
when you get tired of walk all around go to Zocalo, seat in one of the cafes or restaurant to take a coffe or a drink, it is very nice to see all the people walking around, all the ballon sellers in the afternoon, and...More
The town square. Bustling with activity. Extremely crowded, especially on weekends. Abundant cafes, souvenir vendors, and the like. Very close to the principal markets ( 20 de November; Benito Juarez; Artesanias).
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I was in beautiful Oaxaca the first two weeks of June 2016. At the time the protestors were mainly in the zocalo area, although there were a couple of very large protest marches one block from my hotel. I never felt... More
I was in beautiful Oaxaca the first two weeks of June 2016. At the time the protestors were mainly in the zocalo area, although there were a couple of very large protest marches one block from my hotel. I never felt threatened or in danger. The presence of the protestors in the main square along with the remodeling of the Benito Juarez market was more of an inconvenience for me as a tourist. I did take one day tour to outlying villages and was warned that we might encounter roadblocks on our way back to Oaxaca, but this did not happen. I flew directly into and out of Oaxaca so did not encounter any transportation problems with buses.
There were very few tourists when I was there, and sometimes certain restaurants and businesses were closed. Again, more of an inconvenience than a problem for me and I just made the best of it. I thoroughly enjoyed Oaxaca and hope to return as soon as possible.
This was just my experience and it would be difficult to advise you as it seems this is a fluid and ever changing situation. If you don't make it to Oaxaca this year I would recommend a visit in the future as the city and its people have much to offer. I have traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Oaxaca is my favorite city.
We finally stayed at Trébol, just two blocks south of the Zocalo, and directly across from the big Benito Jaurez Market; we love it and it was unbelievably inexpensive. See my review posted 2 March 2016 -- the first of many... More
We finally stayed at Trébol, just two blocks south of the Zocalo, and directly across from the big Benito Jaurez Market; we love it and it was unbelievably inexpensive. See my review posted 2 March 2016 -- the first of many very good reviews for this excellent little accommodation.