Zocalo

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  • Address: Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Walking Area, Historical Site, Entertainment, Concert, Plaza, Family And Kids, Festival

Zocalo - Review

Zócalo - Plaza in Mexico City, Mexico. One of the largest plazas in the world today, Zocalo was once an open space used for religious and spiritual ceremonies by the Aztec of the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. It remains important in Mexico today for more or less the same reasons, as countrymen descend on this place during momentous occasions, concerts and festivals. It’s so famous in Mexico that major squares in other towns are named the Zocalo too. The Presidential Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city government offices surround it today. At its centre, a massive Mexican flag reaches for the sky.

Zocalo Information

  • The huge Mexican flag flying in the middle of the Zocalo is ceremonially raised at 8:00 am by soldiers of the Mexican army, then lowered at 6:00 pm.
  • Sit down and watch the crowd. It’s fascinating.
  • Best to come watch the place during some event.
  • Try buying something from here for a souvenir.
  • There are a lot of seedy looking stalls all over the place.

How To reach Zocalo by Public Transport

  • Zocalo Metro Station

Restaurants Near Zocalo

  • Bukhara
  • Restaurante Harumi
  • ElCardenal

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TripHobo Highlights for Zocalo

  • Zocalo Address: Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)
  • Zocalo Timing: 24-hrs
  • Zocalo Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Zocalo(preferred time): 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
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Things to Know Before Visiting Zocalo

  • 95% of people who visit Mexico City include Zocalo in their plan

  • 27.02% of people start their Zocalo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Zocalo

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

62.37% of people prefer walking in order to reach Zocalo

People normally club together Muse De Templo Mayor and Museum Of Memory And Tolerance while planning their visit to Zocalo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Our flight had a stop in Mexico City for 8hrs so we took the chance and went to tour the city. It was very nice site seeing and walking around and eating the food there. The live music and dancing there was a plus to that quick experience there. A bit too many people begging for money though. Tried to give to the ones that we actually thought needed it the most

  • Loved it! It's always full of amazing artisans great, and inexpensive food bites. Most times you're able to see Mexico's rich pre Hispanic era. It's beautiful to see so many people of all ages, and colors continuing to keep traditions alive.

  • This is an awesome place.... I loved experience with this place very much.... It is such a an awesome place if you git a chance to visit this place please don't miss it because you may feel really exciting and whatever it is..... When I visit this place we are a gang of friends. this is also a good place for photography which I think is one of my best photos...... So friend enjoy

  • Lively and memorable place. I had the privilege of visiting during the world cup so they had many art exhibits, live performances and mini soccer fields for soccer fans to play together. Behind the stage you see a majestic cathedral, ruins of the old city, a local market and nearby the national palace. a must go to the heart of city for any traveller to Mexico! 😁

  • Mexico's city downtown most of the time occupied by culture activities and concerts. One of the best places in the city. Besides you can grab a drink or a full meal in one of the restaurants on the roof of surrounding buildings. You can get here by subway (line2). It is also close to many shopping areas and commercial zones.

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