Zócalo (El)



NileGuide Expert Says:

Undoubtedly Mexico City’s most well known landmark and top of the list on the “must see” list.

Address:

Historic Center
06000 Mexico City, Mexico

Neighborhood:

South

Contact:

tel: +52 5658 1111 (Tourist information)

Hours:

24 hrs

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

Considered by Mexicans to be the heart of Mexico City, this enormous plaza surrounded by gorgeous colonial governmental buildings serves a stage for hundreds of civic, artistic, and political events every year. Everyday is a different story here: indigenous dancers, traditional spiritual healers, free concerts ranging from ska and pop superstars to opera and world music; political rallies, protests (some including naked participants), and even an ice skating rink are just a few of the myriad events that take place in the Zocalo. Also each afternoon at 6pm Zocalo is taken over by the military as they perform a ceremony to take down the enormous flag that serves as a center piece to this magnificent Mexican trademark.

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