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.
- 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.
- Zocalo Metro Station
- Restaurante Harumi
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95% of people who visit Mexico City include Zocalo in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
36.26% of people start their Zocalo visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Zocalo
79.55% of people prefer walking in order to reach Zocalo
Wow, I really enjoy walking around this huge area. It changes from daylight - to after dark. You get a unique vibe it be 2 pm or 2 am. It's safe to walk at any time. Good photo stop.
Lively bustling city center on Jan 3. Full of vendors, tourists, and children playing with toys around 7-8pm. We came for the architecture and historical tourism but it was impossible to experience. Still a lot of fun. Avoid if you don't want lots of tourists.
El Zócalo is always busy, it's great to come here and walk around. There are restaurants, stores, and local vendors. I would recommend getting a cleanse from the "shamans." Even if you don't believe in it, it's something different, plus they take donations- anything will suffice.
A must see when visiting Mexico. It is the center for government and for people Gathering. It has a beautiful cathedral and Aztec Ruins. There are many Diego Rivera murals in the main government building. If you want a stellar View go to the Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de Mexico
What a wonderful place to walk around and have a coffee. Best time is early in the morning, there's not a lot of people. So big and full of history.