Published On: Wed, Mar 16th, 2022

“El Jardín” is the heart of downtown San Miguel

If you want to get a feel for the soul of San Miguel de Allende, you’ll need to start at its pulsing core. The central square, over which the Parish looks, is known as El Jardin, and it is the beating heart of the city.

Ringed in historical buildings, with a lush garden in the center, El Jardin is the social center, a place for live music, dancing, congregating – at all hours of the day or night.

Street vendors pop up all over the square selling local seats, while groups of mariachis parade back and forth.

Jardin Central SMA (Photo: archive)

You won’t want to miss the historic buildings that fringe its borders, either, from the iconic Parish of Saint Micheal Archangel to the family home of Ignacio Allende, who was one of the premier faces of the Mexican War of Independence.

His home is now the Historical Museum of San Miguel de Allende.

San Miguel Times
Newsroom

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