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“street vendors”(18 reviews)
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The city's crowded center plaza is located at the heart of the historic district.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautifully maintained meeting place. Sooner or later, everyone in town ends up here. Very peaceful in the morning to sit and read the paper, get a shoe shine or just people watch. The people watching is simply the best. Later in the day, it gets...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank busyeater
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can't miss El Jardin in San Miguel. It's the centre of town where all the action happens. There are always mariachi bands, large "puppets" walking around, lots of people, and shade under the big trees. The Parroquia, the Ignacio Allende house, and lots of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Wendy V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It seems as this is the center part of San Miguel. Lots of comings and goings from peddlers to brides to be being filmed. There is even a Starbucks. A must see place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank V5948IRjenniferh
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very uniquely placed site that you want to meet friends to plan yet another adventure in SMA..sitting among the laurel tree protection from the sun, you see beauty in a 360 degree sweep of your eyes... people conversing, sale of goods, people...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sharedvision
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic opportunities to take pictures , have a meal , sit and watch entertainment, street merchants, talk to other fellow visitors or just simply sit in lovely green space and relax.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Happiness459898
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to know what's happening in San Miguel, just walk to the Harding. the locals and the visitors are all there, and whatever is happening as far as a celebration goes, it's happening there. It's a beautiful center of activity.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marne J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Jardin was a pleasant park to sit and relax. On Sunday night, the street dancers in their native costumes and the music and fireworks was spectacular.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dream362733
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit down and people watch for a while. We saw a mariachi band playing for a wedding in front of La Parroquia, Christmas creche scenes in Mexican style, and a whole panoply of life unfolding around us. A great place just to relax and enjoy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kathyatriverdell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square is really the heart of San Miguel, just by the Parroquia church. You can sit there and watch the world and his wife go by, possibly bump into friends, get your shoes cleaned, sit at one of the cafes under the arcades, buy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jardin is a perfect place to stop, reflect and watch life walk by. It is beautifully designed, well kept and filled with interesting people. And, of course, the Parroquilla is an impressive ornament.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Panamajoe2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there must be as I talked to someone on a rental bike yesterday at the Mirador. Just google bicycle rentals.
31 January 2017|
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Today the sweet lady said 100 pesos. Thank you.
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Response from Sandandsun29 | Reviewed this property |
It is totally doable . The cobblestone streets and sidewalks are narrow but accessible