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Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 5000
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This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.
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Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 5000

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were so many people here, that I just wanted to turn around and run. But I thought better to myself to give the place a chance. I saw several outside restaurants and I was approached by a vendor trying to sell me a tour...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zocalo is the center of Oaxaca city. It is always lively and exciting. any restaurants around the square. Sellers go around selling souvenirs from around Oaxaca city. Rugs, blouses,shawls and jewelry. Balloons bounce in the air while people try to sell them to you....More

Thank ladyfromtuxtepecmx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is basically town center, and you can find lots of places to eat and drink and people watch. Whether it's a weekend or a weekday, there's lots of activity where you can enjoy. The people selling goods are authentic, and often times travel far...More

Thank SF_SuzyQ
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful central square, the feeling heart of busy Oaxaca. We really enjoyed it by day and by night. In the evenings it has a great vibe with nice bars and restaurants and a nice mix of tourists and locals. By day it is a focal...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you have visited other mexican small cities you probably have visited their zocalo, the square where all activities take place and restaurants are all over

Thank Tamaratabak
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great place to watch the world go by! Weekends are lively and fun! As wonderful now as it was 34 years ago when I first discovered Oaxaca! Plenty of great food and live music often. Oaxaca just had a birthday! Over 600 years people have...More

Thank HappyTummys
Reviewed 29 April 2017

When in Oaxaca you will no doubt go to the Zocalo, This popular square is a wonderful place to sit back and observe Oaxacan families and tourist enjoying leisure time, listening to traditional music and in general enjoying the colors, sounds and textures of this...More

Thank harrymcballs
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is the heart of the old city, a beautiful park with huge trees, benches, churches, restaurants and the ubiquitous vendors. Music of all kinds from rock to mariachi, great fun to sit and people watch, sip a drink or two and enjoy the ambiance.

Thank bajadulces
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We ate a simple lunch at one of the many outdoor restaurants that line the park and watched as tourists, locals, and street vendors walked by. Some of the vendors come up to your table to sell things, but are easy to get rid of....More

Thank Arne C P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Admittedly this is one of the nicer zócalos, but it's the same as the many others around Mexico. It's a great place to people watch and have an ice cream or get a shoe shine. But, it's full of aggressive vendors and surrounded by tourist-trap...More

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brian c
Thinking of a trip to Oaxaca this November. Is the impact of the Teachers strike enough to postpone the trip to next year or to pick another destination?
3 July 2016|
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Response from fiorentina | Reviewed this property |
I was in beautiful Oaxaca the first two weeks of June 2016. At the time the protestors were mainly in the zocalo area, although there were a couple of very large protest marches one block from my hotel. I never felt... More
Gordon L
Hotels close to Zocalo
5 November 2015|
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Response from 8sassy | Reviewed this property |
There re many hotels close to the Zocalo. They can be a little noisy. There is a hotel called Villa De Campo on Alcala which runs into the Zocalo and is about 7 blocks from it. As you walk down to the Zocalo on Alcala there... More