Built atop an ancient meeting place Zocalo serves as a center of activity in the capital, hosting protests, celebrations, and the bustle of daily life. Originally a nexus of commerce in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, the square encompasses an entire city block and has drawn visitors for more than seven centuries. Wander the expansive plaza and marvel at the surrounds, which range from pre-colonial relics to grander buildings, such as the presidential palace and national cathedral. Grab a bite to eat or a drink from one of the many surrounding restaurants, or pick up a memento of your trip at a souvenir stand. Keep your eyes peeled for the musical performances and Aztec dances that frequently take place in the square. Take a look at our Mexico City trip tool to schedule your visit to Zocalo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I have a leisure walk from Palacio de Bella Artes to here, passing through several government and commercial colonial style building before reach here. It is a big city square where many leisure and.....  more »
  • This is the historic central area of Mexico City. Make sure you come to wander and visit the main attractions in the area. Walk first to the main plaza then to the ruins beside the cathedral. This...  more »
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  • Great place to see CDMX history. Restaurants, cafes, hotels and crowds. This is the place to hang out on the weekend. You can get a tour bus or trolley and see this wonderful city. These photos were taken during Independence Day, Sept 23 2019
  • Great views, lots of history, great food and atmosphere. Don’t rush anything here, take time and appreciate everything it has to offer. I will definitely be returning here again! Buildings have awesome architecture and the churches are stunning
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