This old square, built in the sixteenth century Spanish style, has for the last half century played host annually to performances of the comedies by Miguel Cervantes known as “Los Entremeses Cervantinos”, and it’s the perfect venue.
The performances - originally the idea of professor Enrique Ruelas – are presented by the University of Guanajuato Theater Company, and played a direct part in the creation of the Cervantino International Festival – the largest arts festival in Latin America.
Originally, the space formed part of the mining hacienda of San Francisco de Cervera. Then, in the seventeenth century, it became an neighborhood in its own right and its chapel was converted into the church of San Roque in the year 1726.
From San Roque, you can walk down to the Plaza de San Fernando – turning the corner, you will find the statue commemorating Enrique Ruelas – or you can turn down towards the Jardín Reforma.