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Zocalo in Mexico City

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Distance from city center: 18.8mi
windykaty's pictureby windykaty Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 13th of October, 2010
The original center of a colonial Spanish city is called a Zocalo. It consists of a square with public buildings and the buildings of the local military.

Mexico City's Zocalo is one of the largest in New Spain and its a top must see. The buildings are mostly from the 17th century and they are in very good condition. The Zocalo is the perfect place to observe (and photograph) Spanish colonial architecture. Zocalo is crowded most of the time but it doesn't take anything from it's beauty. We loved the street musicians and my boyfriend and I bought nice souvenirs from the craftsmen selling their work in the area.

Zócalo, La Estación, Tlahuac, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico


Opening Hours:
All day long.

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