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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Zocalo is the heart of Oaxaca. It is a joy just to walk around here. There are always wandering musicians, food and drink for sale, and often people dancing. It is full of life. It’s also fun to eat in one of the cafes...More

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I ate lunch at Terranova a few times yet the never ending hustling of people selling wares was intrusive. The gazebo was a treat to sit in and watch. Around the edges of zocalo are kiosks of lovely local items.

Thank natashastar42
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always something happening and lots of locals are out enjoying the place along with the relatively few foreigners. Best is spontaneous dancing to marimba band after 8 pm below second floor restaurant El Asador Vasco. Demonstrators in tents occupying some of the square and signs...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of cafes around if you want to sit, but also a great place where people go to relax and have fun. Don't miss it. Some good street performers too, prepare to dodge the sellers that will seek your or even in a cafe

Thank Robyn H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to spend time doing nothing. The square is always full of people, just sitting, strolling, chatting, eating. There is often music but even if nothing is happening, it’s just a wonderful street theater of life (a bombastic phrase, I know :-))

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the weekends this place is full with locals and tourists, so its nice to walk around, specially in the afternoon because of the vendors and performers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With big giant trees. Lots of shade. A great place to sit for a while and watch the world go by. Some vendors but they are generally friendly and never pushy.

Thank Kuruma135
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walk around or sit on a bench in the sun and absorb the life , culture , atmosphere of the Zocalo , busy over the weekends , lots to take in , locals , tourists , food stalls , shoe polish stands, balloon sellers...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love returning to Oaxaca & spend hours in the Zocalo! There are so many restaurants around the zocalo to spend two weeks and visit a new place to eat each time! The activities in the park will keep you entertained for hours. There is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is always so much going on in the zocalo, clowns entertaining, protests active and people just socializing-always a great place to hang out

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Mercedes R
5 November 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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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
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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
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