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"The Zocalo, Mexico city's downtown" Zocalo Tip by aztek87

Zocalo, Mexico City: 72 reviews and 107 photos

  Plaza de la Constitución
by aztek87

The center of the city is probably the essence of mexican culture, here you can find many must-see attractions.

Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution square)
The central square where you can find the Metropolitan cathedral, the Government Palace and Templo mayor in La plaza de las tres culturas that's what's left of the ancient aztec city: Tenochtitlan (destroyed by the spanish conquerors in 1512). Plaza de la constitución square is the actual zocalo, where many free concerts take place in numerous festivals, you can also see many ambulant vendors who sell all sorts of mexican food and souvenirs(it is not reccomended to eat on the street). Here you can also see a representation of ancient aztec dancers or various ceremonies such as the celebration of the independence day.

Address: Plaza de la Constitución, Centro Histórico
Directions: If you go by metro system, take any line and look for a connection to the blue line, and get off at Zocalo station, you could also go in a taxi, it's cheap but there's a lot of traffic in peak hours

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  • Written Jul 20, 2004
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