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Zocalo

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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bustamante and Portal de Palacio S / N, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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+52 951 501 5000
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"central square"
in 18 reviews
"shoe shine"
in 13 reviews
"great place to people watch"
in 11 reviews
"street performers"
in 9 reviews
"restaurants surrounding"
in 7 reviews
"heart of the city"
in 9 reviews
"vendors selling"
in 13 reviews
"mexican cities"
in 7 reviews
"oaxacan life"
in 8 reviews
"walk around"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful cathedral"
in 7 reviews
"balloons"
in 53 reviews
"protest"
in 41 reviews
"plaza"
in 51 reviews
"activity"
in 41 reviews
"bandstand"
in 10 reviews
"mexico"
in 77 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

such a great place for sites eeing. go watch the people. listen to the music and just immerse yourself in the culture. it's a every day event. sit and have a glass of wine or have dinner. it's a great experience, especially after dark.

Thank smatthews8473
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see the true heart of Oaxaca City, spend a couple of hours hanging around the Zocalo. Constant color and motion. The people of Oaxaca are what makes the city a don't-miss destination. There are several good restaurants around the zocalo (El...More

Thank Kyle M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A square with a lot of vendors. Nice place to watch the people. You can sit on a terrace and have a drink or something to eat. The cathedral is next to the Zocalo and also worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice plaza with shade trees and lots of activity and families. There are restaurants and cafes. It can get crowded Sometimes there are concerts. There is good security. I have seen main squares like this in other cities that are best...More

Thank Tautog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Oaxaca, a visit to the Zocalo is a must. It's the center of the city and a great place to people watch and buy souvenirs. The Zocalo also has a bunch of restaurants around it where you can grab a bite to...More

Thank Mathyew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when I was in June, the whole place was full of stands selling local handicraft, clothes as well as very delicious food

Thank Piotr M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice square surrounded by restaurants and, of course, the cathedral. People selling colorful balloons, jewelry, shirts, etc. Lots of activity during the day and evening.

Thank usflyer123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to the zocalo...there is always something going on no matter what time of the day. Families enjoying the day, a concert outside of the Cathedral, special activities at the major holidays, music, dancing, vendors galore. It is nice to eat outside at...More

Thank CLT29
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Zocalo used to be a beautiful place to dine and relax. No more. They have turned the whole area into a "tent city" with individual tents and giant tarps covering every street and people just sitting around. I guess it is some sort of...More

1  Thank Keith W
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Sizeable open, central square with shaded areas to sit on each side. Plentiful number of casual street food options all around. Constant stream of people walking through the Zócalo or looking at the towering Oaxaca Catedral opposite, which was built (& rebuilt after several earthquakes)...More

Thank Funambulator
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Mercedes R
November 5, 2017|
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Response from Lawren M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any that looked directly upon the Zócalo but there are probably a few directly surrounding it!
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brian c
July 3, 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
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Gordon L
November 5, 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
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