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Plaza de la Constitución / El Zócalo, Mexico City

Plaza de la Constitución / El Zócalo - Mexico City, Mexico
Plaza de la Constitución / El Zócalo
Corner of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre, Mexico City, Mexico 06060Map
+52 55 5278 4200(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Centro Historico
Overview

This is the main public plaza of Mexico Federal District and the epicenter for events, festivals and protests. The plaza is equally known as the Zócalo, which means pedestal. At one time destined as a monument to independence—planned but never built—the name remained and has become synonymous with the word plaza throughout Mexico. The Spaniards erected their main institutions, between the 16th and 18th Centuries, around the plaza, built on the former ceremonial site of Tenochtitlán. Daily flag ceremonies take place at 6a and 6p.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Zócalo
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