This church is a living witness of people's lives. Around the church there are wizards performing purification ceremonies in Mayan and Aztec. We've been to this area twice and found some new places that can take us back to more distant history. Outside the main square is the Ministry of Culture. It seems that every day there will be folk dance performances. The clothes for the performances are very beautiful.
On the front of the square is the National Palace and on the north is the Cathedral. A good place to walk.
This is one of my favorite squares, one of those places that is part of me as well as Campo di Fiori in Rome, it's just unique, the beauty of this open space where you can see the facades of the most important building of the Mexican government: the Palacio National. There is also the amazing Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México et the Museo del Estanquillo. Of course, there aren't so many places like this square, from here you feel like you're in the heart of the city, which is true. I recommend you to take a walk around this area, there are so many interesting thing to explore and enjoy.
As the center of the city, this is a busy area with locals and tourists. There are a lot of performers, native Indians doing traditional dances, clowns, children juggling, and other interesting sights. A lot of vendors sprawl across the grounds selling goods and handmade items. Food vendors, taxis, and a lot of action. A great place for photography, exploring and people watching. A must-see (though almost unavoidable) when visiting Mexico City. There are monuments and various historical sights nearby as well!
Originally a big lake, here is where the legend of the eagle eating a snake in a cactus took place. Here is where our ancestors decided to start to create their home.Now is the main square of the city. Where the biggest celebrations are organized and where we also celebrate our independence. Take your time to discover all over the place.In case you want to have lunch or just take a few drinks, go to the Holiday Inn hotel, where you will have the best view of the Zócalo.
A gigantic plaza in the middle of downtown Mexico City. I happened to have stumbled across the flag ceremony around 6pm and it was one of the coolest experiences I've had on my trip the Mexico! The ceremony was held in the plaza where Mexican soldiers marched in sync out to collect the flag for the day. There were drummers and a formation ceremony and quite patriotic. I highly recommend you check this out if you're in the city!