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This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.
Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank SammyJT73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank seanyj2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...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

Thank c2nit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank whatsbeyondmyhorizon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Samuel_Thomson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful and beautiful time walking the zócalo yesterday. Highly recommend it. A place to sit and gather with friends & family.

Thank estoyaqui54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank pfl0res
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy the sunshine, the music and have a shoe shine. This is the heart of the city and there are many restaurants there.

Thank Ann Marie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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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Mercedes R
6 November 2017|
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Response from Lawren M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any that looked directly upon the Zócalo but there are probably a few directly surrounding it!
brian c
4 July 2016|
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Response from fiorentina | Reviewed this property |
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
Gordon L
5 November 2015|
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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