Zócalo (El)

NileGuide Expert Says:

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


Av. 5 de Mayo 61, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico


01 55 5130 5130


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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