The Absolute Must-See Buildings Around Mexico City’s Zócalo

Palacio Nacional
Palacio Nacional | © Antoine Hubert/Flickr

Northern England Writer

Mexico City’s central square, officially known as Plaza de la Constitución but far more commonly called the Zócalo, is surrounded by a wealth of beautiful, historic and culturally important buildings. However, some make for more essential viewing than others. All less than five blocks for the aforementioned principal plaza, these seven hotspots are absolute must-sees.

1. Templo Mayor

Building, Cathedral, Museum, Ruins

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Another pretty ancient building you should add to your list of things to see around Mexico City’s Zócalois the Templo Mayor and its adjoining museum. These Aztec ruins can be found just to the northeast of the plaza, behind the aforementioned cathedral, and were once to be found in the center of Tenochtitlán (the Aztec capital city). Once used as temples to the gods of war and rain, respectively, the Templo Mayor now plays host to tourists as opposed to worshipers.

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