Zocalo

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

About Zocalo, Mexico City

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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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 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Zocalo

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

61.76% 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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  • Absolutely worth the visit is your appreciate architecture, art, music, and or people watching. This is the cultural heart of the city where ancient ruins can be found from the early Aztec settlers. The culture is rich here and I am so happy I was able to experience this. I highly recommend.

  • We came to visit the historical part of CDMX on a Friday evening. There is a fair that has booths with products from every Mexican state. We truly enjoyed sampling various items and the street performers did a great job. I will say to keep your belongings close to you just to be safe. It can get crowded and being a tourist there is a target, but try your best to simply keep a low profile. Don't fret when you see lots of police. They monitor tourist areas to make people feel safe.

  • The heart of Mexico city Zocalo is one of the most important tourist place. With beautiful buildings around this place is home to lots of museums, street shopping, food zones, artists and musicians and beautiful shops. A person can spend almost a day looking at these beautiful monuments, shopping eating and listening to street music.

  • A nice place to visit. If you want to see the biggest flag in Mexico, this is the place to visit. Very hot if you go during spring. There is no shade unless you stand under the shadow of the flag pole. There is also a museum of a pyramid discovered under ground.

  • Nice place to hangout. You may find lot of tourist attractions nearby. If you are ready to walk and see the city, it might be a good starting point. You can definitely visit very nearby places like the Temple, National Museum and also hand around there for some time. You can also get tour busses from there.

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