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Address: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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nice place to hang out and watch the world go by

This is a place where you should just sit on a bench and absorb the wonderful monotony, watch the world pass by, check out the break dancers on the scene, and the several groups... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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261 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where you should just sit on a bench and absorb the wonderful monotony, watch the world pass by, check out the break dancers on the scene, and the several groups of mariachis, and all the rich older gringos who settled here and are now bored to tears, because you don't want to live in paradise every... More 

Thank ChristopherOnTheMove
Victoria, Canada
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73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

What can you say about the town square? It is a place to hang out, people watch, and be entertained. Located directly in front of the main church, La Parroquia, the square is made up of the open Plaza Principal, and the topiary garden known as El Jardin. Definitely the place to be on a weekend evening.

Thank KanadaKim
San Juan Capistrano, California
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My husband & I go to SMA 2-3 times each year & it has become a second home to us. The town is magical & a big part of that magic is this lovely town square. It is where people meet, you can grab a gelato & relax under the trees, musical & dance performances are held. It is so... More 

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San Francisco
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72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A very nice place to take a break and soak up the scene. It is also called El Jardin and is the main square of the town. It is busy day and night with beautiful architecture all around and very pedestrian friendly since it is closed to cars. Musicians abound with vendors, shops and cafes all around.

Thank SSSteph
Austin, Texas
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65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Even if you are not "religious", this is worth a visit. The architecture is beautiful, the art unusual, and, yes, it does feel very spiritual. At night, the lighting is beautifully done and accents the architecture. The only downside is that there are always people around trying to peddle you some souvenirs. Still worth a visit.

Thank Global_George
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Words can't capture the experience of just sitting on a bench and people watching that is my favorite pastime in San Miguel de Allende. And what better place to do that than El Jardin? No matter who you are or how long your visit, an early evening stroll through the zocalo (small by Mexican standards) is a must, must, must.... More 

Thank Seth F
Montreal, Canada
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The Zocalo called The Jardin here in San Miguel.. The best meeting place..Superb people watching as one sits on a bench watching the world go by.. Here is where we have welcomed the New Year for the last 20 years.....Have watched parades, fireworks, listened to concerts, Bought balloons, baskets, dolls... Or just sat on a be have reading the Atencion...

Thank Omaruth
Harlow, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Buzzing day and night. A place to people watch, eat be entertained and marvel at the stunning architecture. San Miguel doesn't have many 5 star sights. THIS is the sight.

Thank mikeazzo
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126 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

You will find the zocalo mainly full of locals watching the world go by or entertaining their children.Around the square there are lots stalls, mainly with various kinds of foods

Thank janecoad
Wurzburg, Germany
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369 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was en excellent place to stay for the festival of the Dia de los Muertos. In this town you can feel the real life of the common Mexican and his different festivals they are celebrating all over the year without making a commercial show for the tourist.

Thank ralfkrueger2211

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