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Jardin de la Union

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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This popular plaza is the center of social activity in the city.

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Came with two business colleagues to enjoy the mariachi bands, people watch, and have a nice dinner. Had a great time, very interesting and busy place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came with two business colleagues to enjoy the mariachi bands, people watch, and have a nice dinner. Had a great time, very interesting and busy place.

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Granada, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful and pleasant square or garden is surrounded by nice open air and indoor restaurants, shops, and a few hotels. There are lots of musicians playing for the tourists and some vendors trying to sell their tours or other goods. It´s a bit touristy but still relaxing and enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great place to hang out and just people watch, especially on Friday or Saturday night. Very tourist-oriented, however. It is the center of the tourist district.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mariachi play every night for tips at the restaurants, so you can listen for free outside on the park benches. The restaurants that allow the mariachi generally don't have good food and drinks though (compared to other restaurants around)

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Saltillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurants and music during evenings, groups for Callejoneada experience around the garden, every visitor needs to be there. Prices are reasonable for eating there, and enjoying life music of the traditional mariachi or banda.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pretty Jardin de la Union, surrounded by restaurants and shaded by Indian Laurel trees, is the center of the city. Here tourists and well to do locals congregate in the late afternoon along with buskers, shoe shiners and mariachis.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you were blindfolded and dropped off in la Jardin de la Union, you would have no idea you weren't in Europe. This place is perfection. And, having come from San Miguel de Allende, I would put la Jardin de la Union a decent step above SMA's famed jardin (which is also beautiful).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not just a review of Jardin de la Union, but a 'travelers tips' on the culturally rich city of Guanajuato - a more 'real world' San Miguel de Allende and a beautiful town. 1. Jardin de la Union is in the Centro region (city central). Try and get a hotel in the Centro region. There are plenty of... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved sitting on the many benches in the evening to just take in the festive atmosphere, daily life, and the people willing to spend money at the cafes that line the park. There are 2 fountains, competing mariachi groups, and street vendors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a lively town square with competing mariachi bands, wonderful cafes, and a hub of couples, families and tourists all enjoying a wonderful vibe. This is definitely a highlight of Guanajuato which is most memorable. You will want to spend a couple afternoons or evenings here -- an obligatory stop during your visit to Guanajuato!!

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