Like many Latin American cities, the heart of Veracruz is its zocalo, or central square. Surrounded by fine colonial buildings, including the cathedral and state government palace, the zocalo hosts numerous concerts and other performances, and is usually filled with food carts, handicraft stands, and locals and tourists out for a stroll.

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Away Travel Expert: Liza Prado
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5
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  • The Zocalo embodies a mix of classic styles and modern influences in its architecture, but structures harmoniously come together in this famous square.
  • First built in 1721, the Assumption Cathedral is a designated World Heritage Site.
  • Concerts, fairs, and performances are hosted among the colonial buildings, cathedral, and state government palace. Catch one and you'll experience the richest part of life in Veracruz—where culture, ceremony, and tradition charge the square.

Ave. Independencia between Calles Lerdo and Zamora

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Telephone Number: 800-446-3942
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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