Experience Plazas: Zócalo and Garibaldi with Classic Mexican Cockfight
When visitors come to experience the beautiful city of Mexico, it's not enough to just visit grand churches, historical sites, and eat spicy dishes. Spare a night to explore one of the largest city squares in the world, the Zócalo Plaza, which according to the Aztec legend, was regarded as the centre of the universe.
Also known as the Plaza de la Constitución, Zócalo Plaza had been the ceremonial ground for proclamations, parades, and festivals. A large Mexican flag positioned at the centre of the plaza is hoisted up and taken down daily, then brought to the National Palace. Walk along with the vast open space around, feel the cool night breeze as you watch the monument lights lit up, with added sparkles from surrounding buildings, and on a clear night, from heavenly stars.
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From Zócalo, stroll for about 20 minutes to reach the iconic Plaza Garibaldi while immersing yourself with older heritage streets and churches. Home to mariachi music, several bands play at all hours in Garibaldi, merrily bustling tunes for passing tourists and locals alike. It is best to visit during weekends by midnight and witness the spectacle of sounds and sights sipping local drinks. Nearby pubs and restaurants cater to authentic Mexican cuisines and beverages.
Mexico city can also be explored by booking day trips and extrusions of your choice.
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