Plaza San Jacinto and Saturday Market
An emblematic square where you can enjoy a walk surrounded by colonial mansions converted into cultural spaces, restaurants, galleries and pleasant cafés.
Walking through this plaza means getting lost in handicraft stores, exhibitions, artistic events, churches and galleries. It means walking along cobblestone streets that lead to special places in San Ángel’s history, getting to know mansions such as those that belonged to Mariscal de Castilla, the Mayorazgo de Fagoaga, the Archbishop of Madrid and Porfirio Díaz. It means hearing the stories about when this place was an indigenous settlement called Tenanitla and that afterwards it became the land of the Marquesado de Oaxaca; about how the Carmelites arrived to evangelize and built reservoirs, bridges and convents.
Important constructions surround the plaza; the famous Casa del Risco is now the Isidro Fabela Cultural Center. On the western side, along the Calle Juárez, is the San Jacinto Parish Church, with its gardened atrium.
For various decades, on Saturdays, the plaza turns into a tree-lined, multi-colored gallery. This is where the artistic community gathers to offer infinite paintings. It is also the stage for the traditional Feria de las Flores; local people make the most of the moment to show off their balconies and floral spaces.Location
Plaza San Jacinto, San Ángel TNT, San Ángel, Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoSee map
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