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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 4 days ago

El Jardin is busy any time of day. People go there just to sit and people watch, also a great meeting place and very lively in the evenings. Right now in September they are celebrating Independence Day, so El Jardin is the center for all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the main church this surprisingly small square in the old part of the town is a gathering place for local people but also a must do spot for visitors. Max the in house guide from the ranch where we were staying told us...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are street performers and there’s always something going on at el Jardin. Lots of good ice cream and churro storesto pick nearby.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 494indranis
Reviewed August 1, 2019

El Jardin is the heart of this city. Every evening, adults, children, grandparents and dogs are in the square. The children are bouncing their pencil shaped balloons that are taller than they are or are pulling the balloon toys on wheels. On the weekends the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank dawnmT5206SI
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

This is the place to chill when you explore downtown San Miguel. Cool, shaded and surrounded by some of the most historically interesting edifices in town.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed June 24, 2019

Lovely place to sit and watch the world go by, meet new friends, use as a meeting spot to go to dinner. Recommended!

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank VisitSanMiguel
Reviewed June 15, 2019

This beautiful park is undoubtedly the heart of the city. The garden was very busy with visitors, and ex-pads sitting on the wrough-iron benches in the shade underneath huge trees. In the evenings and on the weekends you can really feel the Mexican heart of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Roa3
Reviewed June 4, 2019

El Jardin, “The Garden”, is the place to rest after climbing up Hidalgo street to La Parroquia. Terraced and shaded, it pulses with the life of the city. Street vendors with balloons, dolls, flavored ices, chicarones, candies, jewelry, tempt passers-by. A perfect place to hear...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed May 2, 2019

Vibrant center of town, especially in the evenings. Pre-wedding parades occur on Friday nights in the spring.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank johnrX8169QJ
Reviewed April 26, 2019

Balloons, mariachis, a wedding party--very lively! We just wanted to sit and enjoy it and we definitely did.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bonni C
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November 27, 2017|
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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.
January 31, 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