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Evening on the Plaza Garibaldi

art & culture

An old square where the history of Mexico is re-enacted every night, accompanied by traditional musicians.

From 5:00 p.m. onward, the Plaza Garibaldi is taken over by mariachi bands, musicians playing trumpets, violins, guitars, (vihuela and guitarron) typical of Mexican folklore. It is also here that unfaithful husbands come with their future wives, to offer love songs to their beloved.

Sit at a table at Tenampa, a famous cantina, and order a piña colada or a tequila (Plaza Garibaldi is the only square in Mexico where one is allowed to drink alcohol). The musicians, wearing the operetta costumes popularised in the movies, play at music contests and at wedding parties. Request a private serenade from them: the price of the song depends on the size of the orchestra.

Plaza Garibaldi
Centro
06000 Ciudad de México, D.F.

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