Plaza de la Constitucion in
There are two areas in
area that people think of as the Zocalo. One of them is the large plaza
infront of the Cortez Palace with a big statue of Morelos at one end.
other is the smaller plaza where there is a Kiosk in the center
by benches. I actually always thought this was the Zocalo until I read
different in a travel guide.
This plaza is the heart and soul
of the city
and is always filled with people, vendors and mariachi bands for hire.
On the occassion that I took a picture of the Plaza de la Constitucion
they were setting the area up for a concert...
This area is also used by
to camp out and protest state issues of one sort or another as well as
the area that they set up for exhibitions and so forth.
Off to one side is a beautiful
people sit on wrought iron benches in the shade of large sprawling
At the smaller Plaza
there is a Kiosk
that was designed by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame. This
has an area on the top where a small city orchestra plays on Wednesday
and Sunday evenings. Under this platform are a number of little stands
that sell fruit drinks, milk shakes, fruit cocktails and that sort of
This is a popular place
to visit in the evening from 7 - 9 and sit on the benches having a corn
on the cob with mayo and chili powder and watching the crowd go by. At
dusk the sound of thousands of birds rousting in the trees overhead