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Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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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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  • Average11%
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Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 5000

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tired of walking? Have a seat here and enjoy the colors and festive atmosphere. Hungry? Enjoy any of the many restaurants lining the Zocalo. Want a trinket to take home? Visit the many stalls with handmade clothes, jewelry, and artesinal goods. This is a great...More

Thank BigBaldBuddha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Zocalo may be one of my favorite places on earth. The old-world charm and the most pleasant weather makes it a must-see when in Oaxaca. There are several places to enjoy a good meal outside. This is paradise if you love people-watching. It is...More

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oaxaca's Zocolo might have been welcoming at some point but it's currently overrun by teachers and indigenous groups. It's rather dirty and the restaurants that can be found there are not up to par with the rest of the places in Oaxaca.

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Center of all. Fun crowds. I never felt unsafe. Vendors are a bit pushy . . . but then aren't they supposed to be. Good restaurants, but we only ate there once because due to the location they're a little over priced. Less expensive souvenirs...More

Thank Jay R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This town square is lined with sidewalk cafes. The prices at these cafes is a little higher but we found the food very good. I enjoyed sitting at a table with a cold Coca Cola, people-watching. Note there are tents in the square (tarps over...More

Thank BellBottomBlues
Reviewed 16 August 2017

great place but its dirty, lots of people, walkable distance from all other locations, has a lot of options to eat

Thank Jackordaz
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Almost every night I went to the Zócalo! I had the best burger of my life from a cart called "Mister Burger," there was live music and dancing every night, one night we watched the filming of a telenovela, and I bought some nice souvenirs...More

Thank Lawren M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

i visited there in the day time and also at night. the view was nice and also interesting and all the time so busy. furthermore i love that i could see many locl families also. thats why i love there.

Thank Eunmee J
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We arrived on a Sunday and couldn't believe the level of festivities. I felt like I was in a fair ground - performances, people selling candy floss and helium balloons, food stalls, characateurs. It really came alive at about 7pm and we just sat down...More

1  Thank NaomiF2901
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Popular spot for meeting up with your tour group (in front of the clock) and setting off to the local markets or shopping. Lots of restaurants (even has a Subway sandwich shop) and cafes. Beautiful church and open space.

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brian c
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
5 November 2015|
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We finally stayed at Trébol, just two blocks south of the Zocalo, and directly across from the big Benito Jaurez Market; we love it and it was unbelievably inexpensive. See my review posted 2 March 2016 -- the first of many... More