The main square of San Miguel de Allende, is perhaps the most important place of the city. This is where people often gather to watch as everything happens. It is the heart of this World Heritage city. Just around the plaza remain the houses where wealthy Spanish people came to live in San Miguel during the colonial area. In one corner of the plaza, you can see the birthplace of Ignacio Allende. He was one of the heroes of National Independence.
The Plaza de Armas is one of the main squares in the city of Queretaro, the city that I come from. I love going to this place and having a coffee on a terrace or simply going and sitting in one of the benches, admiring the downtown, and doing one of my favorite activities: people-watching.
Queretaro is a beautiful city and it also very clean, recommended for having a walk though its cobbled streets and savoring the atmosphere!
The Parque Francisco Canton Rosado is the largest park in the city of Valladolid in Mexico, the second most important city in history after the city of Merida. This is a fairly large park close to the place of the same name, ie Francis Square and opposite Canton Street which houses the Cathedral of San Gervasio or Servatius. Also surrounding the park are two of the leading hotels in the city and the Municipal Palace and House of Culture. The park is commonly known as the park of love, as it has white chairs especially for couples with 2 seats facing eachother. Its banks are also painted in white and house the coat of arms of the municipality. There is a fountain at the center of the park and various souvenir shops.
Francisco Canton Square is in the heart of Valladolid in the Yucatan (Mexico). It's the city's most well known and most famous square, and also serves as a parking lot for 90% of buses that arrive to visit Valladolid, after organized excursion to Chichen Itza. In the center of the square, there's the famous Parque Francisco Canton Rosado, commonly known as the loveliest park in the city. There are characteristically white benches with only 2 seats. Also, from the square, you can see the great Cathedral of San Gervasio or Servatius.
Tlatelolco breathes history, is history. Its name gives a clue to the fusion of contemporary culture of the colonial and pre-Columbian times. As usual, the Spanish built their temples on the remains of the Aztecs, like the Franciscan church of Santiago. Beside it, modern architecture is represented by several buildings, especially the concrete and glass tower of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Spread around the square are several statues and a plaque commemorating the assassination by snipers of hundreds of students in 1968. The bittersweet taste of history is very strong here.
It is definitely one of the capital's most beautiful folk and cultural sites. This park has become the soul of the city, because at night, groups play marimba, escorted by the audience dancing and having fun so that it is impossible not to join the dance. This park has become a meeting place and family entertainment, where visitors enjoy snacks. At 6pm every night you can go to the park and spend a very pleasant cheerful time. It is not to be missed. The videos will give you a clear idea of the atmosphere that prevails at night in this park.
The bell towers of the Cathedral of Puebla are the highest in Mexico. (They are 69 metres.) The interior is really stunning. The side chapels are very ornate, very baroque, and the frescos, especially the one at the high altar, are spectacular. Outside the Cathedral Square is surrounded by a fence decorated with angels, ve, with a background of clouds, make this place even more beautiful.
On the afternoons of my days off, I like to go to the city centre and people watch. I like to imagine their stories and their lives, and to see their customs. Sometimes it makes me happy, and others it makes me nostalgic, but it always satisfies me to capture those moments in a photograph. Seeing people making a living by working every day on the street, even in extreme weather, is really satisfying, especially when they are so old that they shouldn't be working, but they have to keep on doing it in order to survive. These dunes are in Coahuila, near a town called Viesca. You can spend a great time interacting with family and despite the tiresome heat and strong sun, it's still really fun.
A small, yet picturesque square surrounded on one side by the Cathedral and the Government Palace of Guadalajara. It has an eye-catching French kiosk in Art Nouveau style, a building that dates back to the 19th century.
I recommend that you also visit Liberation Square in Guadalajara, which is in the front and back parts of the Cathedral.
This plaza is one of the three ancient squares of the city of Zacatecas, along with the square and garden Auza Miguel Juarez, Maize old square. In the center of this beautiful square stands a winged figure, National Independence Monument. It was originally called Plaza San Juan de Dios, and it is currently called Villarreal Square May 15. On one side of the plaza you can see the impressive building of the House of Culture (Ex alhondiga)
The park and the square of the arches is the real commercial center of this beautiful city. Under the arcades, you can find banks, shops and the most exclusive restaurants and hotels. Every evening, locals roam stroll through it, they sit on the benches or seek out a burrito stand where they can have a snack. The rate does not decline at night as it is overtaken by young musicians with guitars and drums. A nice place, good starting point to explore the fascinating San Cristobal.
I was Surprised by how small it is compared with similar square of colonial cities, Guadalajara, Morelia, Puebla, Campeche, Merida, ..... Despite this initial surprise, besides that it isn't a normal square, in it are two of the most important monuments of the city, the cathedral and the Government Palace. There is also a small fountain that really completes the decoration of the square.
This is a beautiful downtown square in historic Zacatecas, with a central fountain surrounded by a modern sculpture. It's very close to two museums: the Manuel Felguérez Museum, Rafael Coronel, and the Temple of Jesus. By day, it's very quiet, like the rest of the city, but it's not recommended to walk around the area at night.