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- 98%History Buffs
- 90%Local Culture
- 71%Nightlife Lovers
- 71%Art & Design Lovers
- 59%Family Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (28)
- El ZócaloAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 22, 2013
As the center of the city, this is a busy area with locals and tourists. There are a lot of performers, native Indians doing traditional dances, clowns, children juggling, and other interesting sights. A lot of vendors sprawl across the grounds selling goods and handmade items. Food vendors, taxis, and a lot of action. A great place for photography, exploring and people watching. A must-see (though almost unavoidable) when visiting Mexico City. There are monuments and various historical sights nearby as well!
- El ZócaloMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Mexico's Times Square bristles with excitement, history and tradition just like the one in New York. A major difference, however, is the time this has been the center of the city compared to NY. In the Big Apple, it's a couple of hundred years tops, In D.F., we're talking about millennia. Roaming mariachis, street performers and pretty much all of Mexico converges here at the crossroads of yesterday and today. Don't miss out on the Cathedral and Archeological Museum!
- El ZócaloMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesAug 11, 2012
Centre of Mexico City and surrounded by culturally important places of Mexico's history including the Templo Mayor, National Palace, and Cathedral. A must visit and the perfect place for a tourist to start.Recommended for:History Buffs
- El ZócaloFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Plaza de la Constitucion de Oaxaca (Zocalo)
between Hidalgo, Trujano, Flores Magon and Bustamente Sts.
Oaxaca City, Mexico
Contributed by Project for Public Spaces
The zocalo has been the heart of Oaxaca for nearly 500 years, since it was laid out by Juan Pelaez de Berrio and Alonso Garcia Bra
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Why It Works
Strolling down the pedestrian walkway, Macedonio Alcala, one arrives at the daily fiesta that is the zocalo. Children run after their globos (large tubular balloons), plastic helicopters and Pokemon balloons which are all sold by vendors in the open space next to the Cathedral. There are activities for all ages in the plaza, a characteristic that demonstrates why this space has always been a primary social place. Sitting on benches, parents enjoy the soothing sounds from the fountains as they watch their children play. Vendors circumambulating the zocalo sell corn, chapulines and fruit to customers at the shoe shine stands scattered throughout the plaza. Friends gather on the benches to discuss events they read about in newspapers bought by the nearby newsstands. Every night, musicians serenade customers eating at the cafes and on Thursday nights the Banda Musica del Estado performs classical music and old popular Mexican songs.