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 Travel Tips
- 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
- Zocalo Metro Station
- Restaurante Harumi
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88.33% 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