Plaza de la Constitución (Zócalo)
The Zócalo is Mexico City’s main plaza and one of the largest in Latin America. While the plaza has gone through many stages—leafy green some years ago to crawling with vendors and now it’s the site for many cultural events—it’s never lost its allure as an incredibly beautiful plaza. It’s surrounded by some of Mexico City’s most important architectural monuments: the Aztec Templo Mayor, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Government Palace (where Diego Rivera’s murals are) and some of the first colonial architecture. Where can you get the best view of the Zócalo? Take a walk to the top of the Metropolitan Cathedral where you will find the church’s bell tour.