Plaza de los Mariachis (Mariachi Square), Guadalajara

Plaza de los Mariachis (Mariachi Square), Guadalajara

Mariachi Square is a square in Guadalajara that is known for hosting music. The square is frequented by mariachi bands each evening. Known as the birthplace of mariachi music, it is also the location of the annual International Mariachi Festival.

The square is mostly quiet during the daytime hours. A few single mariachi musicians busk on the street during the day or simply wait to pose for pictures with tourists. The music only starts to swell in the evening when the streets become lively and bustling with locals and tourists alike.

Mariachi Square has a number of low-cost souvenir shops, eateries and bars. There is also a large fountain near the front steps of the Parish of Saint John of God. This Catholic church looms over Mariachi Square next to the various shops, boutiques and tequila distilleries.

It is worthwhile to visit Mariachi Square to experience its full vibrance even if you are not a fan of mariachi music.

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Plaza de los Mariachis (Mariachi Square) on Map

Sight Name: Plaza de los Mariachis (Mariachi Square)
Sight Location: Guadalajara, Mexico (See walking tours in Guadalajara)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Guadalajara, Mexico

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