Plaza Garibaldi can be visited independently or as part of a Mexico City sightseeing tour. The square has a reputation as a tourist trap with high prices and petty crime—but it's also possible to find good drink deals, and increased security has improved the look, feel, and safety of this popular destination. Nighttime Plaza Garibaldi tours typically spend a few hours at the square, and select tours incorporate the square alongside lucha libre and mariachi.
Things to Know Before You Go
Plaza Garibaldi is a popular stop for travelers to Mexico City.
Choose a Mexico City night tour with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Take normal precautions to avoid pickpockets and petty crime, especially after dark.
Set aside time to visit the nearby Museum of Tequila and Mezcal.
How to Get There
Plaza Garibaldi is located between Calle Republica de Honduras and Calle Republica de Peru on Eje Central, just north of the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Most visitors arrive as part of a Mexico City night tour, by taxi, or by public transport—the closest metro station is Garibaldi (Line 8).
When to Get There
The best time to visit Plaza Garibaldi is at night, when the square comes alive with mariachi bands entertaining crowds of locals and tourists.
Museum of Tequila and Mezcal
On the west side of the square, the Museum of Tequila and Mezcal (Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal) offers visitors a look at the tequila and mezcal production process, with optional tastings included. The museum’s top-floor bar and tasting room overlooks Plaza Garibaldi. Agave, tequila, and mezcal products are available for purchase from the museum gift shop.
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