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“Look out for the lions” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parque Juarez El Llano

Parque Juarez El Llano
between Avenida Juarez and Pino Suarez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #23 of 49 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Look out for the lions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Look out for the lions! This park used to have a zoo (some 30+ years ago) and locals say that the eight lions (two on each corner) are from that era. What a pleasant place for a stroll or a photo safari. The park has notable historic trees planted by Independence hero Morelos. The paths are smooth and beautifully constructed which makes it a popular place for runners and for wheelchairs.

Visited June 2012
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Vigo, Spain
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is a nice place to spend a morning or afternoon--there are often fountains going to cool you off on a hot summer day, and usually music playing over the speakers. It's common to see walkers and joggers here in the mornings and evenings, and on weekends there are always exhibitions and activities for kids and adults. On Fridays there is a large market where you can find all sorts of tacos and traditional food as well as knock-off sunglasses, fish tanks, and a random array of everything you could want and a lot you don't. It's also the spot for small fairs during holidays. Definitely worth making a stop here. The only downside is that it's located next to two major roads that are highly used by cars and loud buses, so it's not as "natural" as one would like.

Visited April 2012
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Dayton
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“Great place for your morning walk.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Something is always happening. Park is safe, clean and surrounded by restaurants and shops.

Visited March 2012
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chicago
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“totally alive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

there is always something going on from music to a Friday market and children with bicycles. It is so alive

Visited January 2012
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“A park used by many people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2010

Parque Juarez is the official name of this park but it is frequently referred to as El Llano by locals. It's not a major tourist attraction by itself but so much seems to happen there or close by and it is really well used. The park is about a KM or eight blocks north of the real center of the city of Oaxaca. It's a block wide and two and a half blocks long and has a church at its northern end. There really is always something happening there. Go there and you will see people sitting and relaxing, selling food, jogging around and around the circuit, people walking their dog, couples hugging, groups doing aerobics and others practicing dances, and more. A new system shoots jets of water into the air with accompanying music and lights towards the north end of the park. A few places to eat are near the park and a few are even across the street. The English language library is just a half a block away. The Teatro Juarez, which frequently has music, is right across the street. The first class bus station is only three or four blocks away and the main baseball field is just beyond the bus station. And, if you are in Oaxaca on a Friday then you must go to the Parque Juarez since it's market day. All kinds of stuff to buy and loads of great food and sweets too. We got to know the park well since we stayed at a posada that was also right across the street.

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