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
What place in Mexico City better symbolizes Mexico City. I think no other does. One caveat, though: it's definitely better when it's not set up for some major event, filled with tents or other large temporary structures. If you see it that way, you just have to come back when it's wide open -- even if it's then filled with people (which would be a treat, if it's some sort of massive demonstration or celebration).
Muy buen lugar para conocer y pasar un rato agradable con tus amigos o familia, una de las tantas cosas que tienes que hacer si vas a visitar esta ciudad TAN COMPLETA! Cuentan con muy buenas vistas al Palacio de Gobierno y la catedral metropolitana. 100% Recomendado conocer toda esa área!!!
It's unrespectful to have the Zócalo being used as the backyard for whichever low key event they can think. Couldn't imagine the Red Square in Russia being used as a housing convention. Apart from that, it was a pretty nice sight.
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
Heart of Mexico City and maybe even Mexico itself. It is beautiful at all hours of the day. Quiet at night however. Lots of security and police and an info booth for tourists make this a safe place to enjoy.