Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi, Mexico City

Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi, Mexico City

Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi— The square is surrounded by cafés and restaurants much favored by tourists, and in these and in the square itself groups of musicians play folk music.

Most of these groups are "mariachis" from Jalisco, dressed in Charro costume and playing trumpets, violins, guitars and the guitarrón or bass guitar.

Payment is expected for each song, but it is also possible to arrange for a longer performances.

People set up lemonade stand style bars in the evening to sell you cheap cocktails while you listen.

A visit to Mexico is not complete until you experience the fantastic Mariachi Bands, but the neighborhood is a bit sketchy.

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