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“San Jacinto y Bazar del sabado”
Review of San Jacinto Plaza

San Jacinto Plaza
Ranked #77 of 500 things to do in Mexico City
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Owner description: Selected artists gather at this city square to display and sell their works.
Mexico City, Mexico
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41 reviews
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“San Jacinto y Bazar del sabado”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

gorgeous square, they sell art and go in to the Bazar del Sabado or saturday´s Bazar, open only on Saturday, with unique art pieces, a bit expensive. There you can have some quesadillas. When you leave, go for a ride through San Angel and Chimalistac

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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Very representative of old-time San Angel”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

This is one of San Angel's most charming plazas, with an old-world atmosphere and nice colonial architecture. Avoid on Saturdays (crowds).

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guadalajara
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“Not just the site of the Sábado Bazar -- a few things to do here on a weekday”
Reviewed 2 August 2011

You might visit the Revolutionary History Studies Institute, which has changing exhibits, a library and bookstore in a lovely building at one end of the square (near the San Patricios plaque); after having breakfast at one of the attractive places bordering the plaza. Then cross the road to the wondrous ex-convento del Carmen, where there was a good small bookstore (primarily books and media in Spanish) last time I visited. The Carrillo Gil contemporary art museum is also within walking distance.
Here's a nice little map showing all these places in relation to one another: http://www.museodeelcarmen.org/images/mapacalles.gif

Visited September 2010
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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“San Patricios Memorial in San Jacinto Plaza”
Reviewed 12 January 2011

Besides being a lovely plaza, this is also the site of the hanging of several members of the Irish Battalion called the San Patricios (after St. Patrick) who fought on the Mexican side in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. Their story is in the book The Irish Soldiers of Mexico, along with maps, photos and a host of anecdotal information. The book is on Kindle. In the plaza a plaque commemorates the sacrifice of the Irish volunteers. This August the Irish Ambassador also dedicated a bust of Maj. John Riley who was the commander.

Visited August 2010
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“wonderful part of the city”
Reviewed 27 February 2008

This plaza is in the San Angel part of the city and Diego Rivera's house is also nearby. The park is not really large, but was filled with art for sale on the sunday we visited. There are some really good restaurants nearby too. We ate in a little place called "Oaxaca". Great food and we were serenaded by a guitarist who received tips from all the customers. Most of the customers were locals, a good sign in any restaurant. We had just walked from the Cuyoacan area and were a bit tired. This was a great place to relax for a while and look at the art on display. I'm really glad we visited.

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