We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zocalo

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: , San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 160 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
The main square at the center of your activities in SMA

The place to be in the absolute heart of SMA. From morning to early evenings a great place to hang, meet people, people watch, and witness the unending procession of celebrations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
CasaJoya
,
New York
Add Photo Write a Review

160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The place to be in the absolute heart of SMA. From morning to early evenings a great place to hang, meet people, people watch, and witness the unending procession of celebrations that occur almost weekly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You can spend a whole day here visiting the church, sitting in the main plaza people watching; then having lunch or dinner in one of the fine restaurants around the Jardin. Lovely flower vendors and local stores surround the area. At many times of the year there are concerts and celebrations in the main plaza. The Starbucks on the corner... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
89 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The place to be in the afternoons to see people walking by, take a beer at one of the restaurants that are on the square, etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
318 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Not as big as many but a great view of the Church from there and no cars - it's a pedestrian zone; a beautiful park with lots of needed shade; kids playing, people selling items on the street, mariachis at night; - just a great place. very enjoyable

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ronneby, Sweden
Level Contributor
358 reviews
298 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This central plaza is located in the city center. On the middle you have the El jardín and in the front Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel. At this plaza you will find a lot of people waking by and there is also a few restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This zócalo is much like many other squares in colonial Mexican cities. There are street performers, mariachis, balloons and other children's toys for sale, and a number of restaurants and cafés. My partner and I enjoyed our stroll along the quieter streets of San Miguel de Allende much more than we enjoyed the zócalo, but it's worth your time to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sussex, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Zocalo - the town's central square (El Jardin) is across from San Miguel de Allende's landmark La Parrochia shown in the photo. It's happening here night and day for locals and visitors.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Pedro Cholula, Mexico
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is a nice central square, with a few outdoor cafes where to sit and enjoy the sights. There are several cultural activities, entertaining, colorful, and mostly enjoyable. The cathedral is a nice place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
298 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I just cant stop thinking about this city in Mexico! Its has a spirit of art and fashion. People are a very friendly and its really safe. the beuty of old town is so amazing that honestly speaking you have to see it to cry and be happy it was mentioned for you to enjoy it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
753 reviews
395 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Excellent, manicured plaza with wonderful opportunities for people watching! It is called El Jardín in Spanish!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Zocalo also viewed

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
 
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
 

Been to Zocalo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zocalo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Zocalo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?