Mexico City's Centro Histórico and the Zócalo

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View of the Zócalo

One of the quintessential sites of Mexico City is its main central plaza called the Zócalo. The Zócalo provides a gathering place and center of transit for tourists and locals alike. Here is a view from above, with a fun column detail demonstrating typical architectural design.

Great post. I have wonderful memories of the Zocalo and the huge cathedral that was sinking slowly into the swamp. I also remember the little boys surrounding me and patting my pockets, trying to pick my pockets. Seemed like there was always a political rally there as well.

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