Zocalo, Mexico City

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Zocalo, Mexico City - Address

Address: Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)

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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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  • The Zocalo is one of the biggest public plazas in the world. Most of the time there is some cultural/entertainment event going on. I have visited Mexico City only three times and all three times there was an event going on. You have to be lucky to be there when its empty. Either way, it is a must visit place in Mexico City. Very lively place for people watching. It is surrounded by some of the most historic and main attractions in Historic District.

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  • Great open space surrounded by beautiful architecture. There's always something going on there from concerts to exhibits. Never a dull moment.

  • Best food ever, plus, great view! I had the large tasting menu and it was fun and delicious. ..foods I might not have otherwise tried. They also let us stay there and eat without rushing us. Highly recommended.

  • A central plaza in Ciudad de México. They had a traditional/alternative healing arts and artisan fair when I was there and it was full of vendors selling awesome souvenirs, there was a stage as well and large tent with healers, shamans, massage therapists, tarot and traditional corn readers and chiropractors. The buildings surrounding the plaza were beautifully decorated for the independence day.

  • If you get the timing right, this place can be incredible. Stunning scenery and filled with interesting places to visit. Can get ridiculously crowded at times

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