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Stunning day or night

Sunlight illuminates the architecture and hues so perfectly and nighttime is equally enchanting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
99Linda99
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San Diego, California
Great views

Great views of La Parroquia and people watching, especially on Saturday when there's activities at... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
J M
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Tampa, Florida
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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"people watching"
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"called el"
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"la parroquia"
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"plaza principal"
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"the main square"
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"by mexican standards"
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"san miguel"
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"parish church"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunlight illuminates the architecture and hues so perfectly and nighttime is equally enchanting. Seems sort of magical.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Great views of La Parroquia and people watching, especially on Saturday when there's activities at the church. Nice relaxed vibe to area, with hilly streets and great buildings. The square is not too big, a fine place to relax for an hour or so.

Thank J M
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Great way to rest after walking miles on cobblestone streets. People watching at its finest and hopefully you'll be lucky to witness a wedding parade complete with full mariachis. Watching the sunset against the Cathedral makes a fantastic photo.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Don't miss going to the Zocalo on a Saturday evening. Such fun. Live music, food carts, many people enjoying themselves. It's a party atmosphere. It's safe and clean. The Church is the focal point.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Busy place during the day, quite the tourist gathering spot. But, fun to watch people, musicians, and sample tasty food (and ice cream), and don’t forget the fun street vendors, and nearby restaurants. Beautiful at night!

Thank CharlieinTexas
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

San Miguel has much more than the Zocalo....I feel it too much popular and COMMERCIAL...I prefer to walk away from the Zocalo in San Miguel....there are so many good places to discover....San Miguel is MUCH more than THE ZOCALO!!!!

Thank adrianaev
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

San Miguel de Allende is one of those places you can go back over and over and never get bored. It’s a charming and cozy place ... restaurants and food are excellent and for any budget, walking around it’s narrrow streets is such a great...More

1  Thank lulita2017
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

The zocalo is really just the centre of what is a very pretty town. It's a beautiful plaza with a nice park in the centre. It is surrounded by wonderful colonial buildings and some nice cafes to sit in and people watch.

1  Thank James H
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

San Miguel is fairly small . It's easy to wander around the different areas . There are many shops as you explore I love San Miguel Zocolo because you see beautiful architecture and find little restaurants and interesting shops I have been going to San...More

2  Thank elizabethdonovan
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

as are most zocalos in Mexico. There are too many Norte Americanos here for my personal taste but it still retains the colonial feeling with plenty of surrounding places to eat or shop as well as benches on which to sit and just watch the...More

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Maureen K
12 February 2015|
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Response from bpolt |
The "zocalo" is the main square of a city or town. In San Miguel de Allende it is called "El Jardín", officially "Jardín Allende". On a map you will find it in the "Centro"...the center of the town. Its address is Portal de... More
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