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“The center of San Miguel life -- visit on the weekends” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Jardin

El Jardin
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, People-watching
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Owner description: The city's crowded center plaza is located at the heart of the historic district.
Austin, Texas
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“The center of San Miguel life -- visit on the weekends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is the hub that San Miguel seems to revolve around. From the vendors to the visitors, the locals and the turistas make for some fun people watching. We saw two weddings in two days, a huge 10 foot fiesta parade skeleton that little children ran to look under its shirt. Wonderful shops and restaurants to visit or while away the time in. Weekends are for weddings and mingling.

Visited July 2013
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Blue Lake, California
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“el corazon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

'the living room of the town' - endless wonderment and entertainment, mariachi, great street food (corn is a must), impressive breakdancing in the gazebo (it's infectious!), happy dogs begging for food and playing, balloons and crafts being sold, of course la parroquia to look at, and best of all - NO TRAFFIC!

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“The Garden - El Jardin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The El Jardin is always buzzing with activity and full of energy. It is a great place to people watch, listen to music and take in the beauty of San Miguel. We were lucky enough to see two wedding parties exit the church on Saturday. One couple walked through the street followed by a Mariachi Band dressed in white, a little donkey with a hat & flowers and tall costumed figures. The Museo de San Miguel de Allende is also near the El Jardin. If you are looking for a Starbucks, there is one on the corner. While we were in town, Starbucks was offering 2 for 1 Frappuccino during an afternoon Happy Hour.

Visited June 2013
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Orillia, Canada
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“An extremely interesting place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Apart from the age of the building, there are so many things going on here. An open market, selling all kinds of arts and crafts, two wonderful restaurants and some incredible views.
A great place worth more than one visit.

Visited February 2013
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Amelia Island, Florida
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“You stop here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

You will positively stop here if you are visiting San Miguel.
Everyone does. You never know what you will see. Many Mariachi bands, break dancers, weddings, mimes, you never know. Best Friday and Saturday nights.

Visited June 2013
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