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- 98%Local Culture
- 87%History Buffs
- 75%Adventure Travelers
- 64%Family Travelers
- 63%Nightlife Lovers
- 63%Art & Design Lovers
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- El ZócaloMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7
VIVA MEXICO! Wonderful the Zocalo of the Mexico DF and the church. Very close to the church exist a Samborns mexican restaurant with the real mexican foods. Is possible take beautiful pictures there because the Samborns building is historic... the name is Los Azulejos building.Recommended for:
- El ZócaloMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9
The central feature of México City is the área Zócalo. You can get a 200 pesó taxi ride to this área and enjoy the sights along with great resturants that offer an amazing view.Recommended for:
- El ZócaloMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6
Originally a big lake, here is where the legend of the eagle eating a snake in a cactus took place. Here is where our ancestors decided to start to create their home.
Now is the main square of the city. Where the biggest celebrations are organized and where we also celebrate our independence. Take your time to discover all over the place.
In case you want to have lunch or just take a few drinks, go to the Holiday Inn hotel, where you will have the best view of the Zócalo.Recommended for:
- El ZócaloAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13
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!Recommended for:
- El ZócaloMember ofLocal CultureAdventure Travelers
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!Recommended for:
- El ZócaloMember ofLocal CultureFoodies
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:
- El Zócalo
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.Recommended for: