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Owner description: This city plaza is surrounded by numerous historic landmarks.
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The buildings are beautiful. The city itself is quite dirty and there really is nothing to do. You can see this in 30 minutes. It's not exactly what I was expecting.

Thank Ida M
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Reviewed 31 March 2015

Nice plaza to stroll around ... cars not allowed access!! It was wonderful to walk around it on a Sunday night!

Thank METRUN360
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

This is a most delightful, shady park full of greenery, benches, birds and quiet tranquility, after spending two hours walking, talking and shopping in the overactive center of San Luis Potosí, it is definitely the place to be. There is a centuries-old, giant fountain spewing liquid freshness and good "negative" ions high in the air, drawing children and wild doves like a magnet. Here young couples sit quietly holding hands, park cleaners silently sweep the grounds with large, rustic brooms and the hustle-bustle of the city melts away. There are two cart-stands on the street boundary, selling fresh, cut-up fruit in large acrylic cups, juice or pop in one, packaged food snacks in the other, and public bathrooms are available half a block down the Callejón (alley) de San Francisco, at the opposite width-end. The park is about two city-blocks in length but only half across, it fronts the ancient Church of San Francisco and another (?), and is surrounded by beautifully renovated colonial buildings and residential housing dating back to the founding of this 17th century city. There is an excellent craft-market all the way down the Callejón de S.F., right by the side of the church, with bar/restaurants, shops and boutiques across and, at the very end of the alley, a terrific night spot called La Piquería Mescalería, which specializes in Mescal cocktails, Pulque, live Blues, Jazz, and the absolute best bar-scene in San Luis. Do not miss this wonderful plaza and adjacent area.

Thank Roberto C
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Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

I think it's really more accurate .to call this space Parque San Francisco, given that it's lawn and trees. Unusually large number of churches right there. Tranquil. Beware of lumpy lawn; I nearly lost an ankle to jt, and definitely lost my dignity! Museo Regional is a black away.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

Very nice square in old downtown. There is a small garden, a fountain, some nice old buildings (colonial and baroque) and a beautiful catholic church (Templo de San Francisco) well worth the time if only for the architecture and the detailed religious statues and paintings found inside. Coffee places and small restaurants can be found around and a museum (which used to be a convent) is located behind the church (in Plaza de Aranzazu). The place has a young and trendy atmosphere during weekends.

Thank McCllam
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