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Venue for outdoor concerts

The Plaza de Armas is used for big outdoor concerts at different times of the year. At these times... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Toluca, Mexico
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nice plaza

it's about a nice colonial era plaza surrounded by many nice old buildings , it's a good place for... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2015
Beirut, Lebanon
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Oct 8, 2018
“Very nice views!”
Jul 21, 2018
“Gorgeous plaza”
The government building for the state of Zacatecas is located on the south side of this plaza, the town's main square.
Zacatecas, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a really beatiful spot in the city! I took a lot of pictures of every angle, and I just couldn´t get enough of it. I was in the hotel across the street, so I had the chance to see it at day and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rafa P
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A beautiful open space that is lovely to visit during the day and so beautiful at night when it is lit up. The buildings such as the Palacio de Gobierno depict the richness of the era. It is a lively venue, with vendors nearby, children...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elyem
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The plaza is the open space north of the cathedral. The Palacio de Gobierno on the plaza's east side was built in the 18th century for a colonial family. In the turret of its main staircase is a mural of the history of Zacatecas state,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jovos
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful scenario, traveling in time to the past, accompanied of peregrinations, nice areas to walk take a coffee, a lot of art, public concerts. If not located in downtown avoid taking your vehicle, very busy, take Uber or hotel transportation, not a lot of parking...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ROC_1111
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This plaza always has something going on here. From the September 15th Independence day celebration, to concerts, to art shows, to marathons, it is the center of what is happening in Zacatecas. I stay in the Hotel Emporio which is right across the street and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jarhead4life
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We visited in wintertime, the plaza itself was hidden by tribunes, large skating rink and loads of wiring all around. Far too many people for our taste, so we avoided it.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The Plaza de Armas is used for big outdoor concerts at different times of the year. At these times security is tight and there are people everywhere. Concertgoers line up 4-5 hours in advance for popular artists.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank johntpt
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Adjacent to the cathedral, this space often house performances of many kinds. With imaginative lighting and dancing waters from its fountain, this busy plaza is worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Marshall K
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I loved the city, but this plaza doesn't offer anything and is mostly empty. The cathedral is located here and is the only thing to do at this plaza.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank DanielHenrysson
Reviewed 24 July 2015

it's about a nice colonial era plaza surrounded by many nice old buildings , it's a good place for a walk or to have a seat in it.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Yucef-GB
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