As you walk from Cantarranas towards the Plaza Allende, you come to a life-sized statue that seems to be keeping a watch on everything that passes before it, night and day.
The statue depicts none other than the celebrated movie actor and singer Jorge Negrete, Mexico’s own “Singing Cowboy”. Negrete was born on November 20, 1911 right here in house number four, just to the left of his statue.
The statue was erected by the foundation Amigos del Artista as a homage to this great artiste from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. It is the work of sculptor Raúl Jaramillo and has stood here, in the Plazuela del Ropero, since 2005.
This little square also offers you the chance to pass some time relaxing by its green sandstone fountain while you admire the enormous building with its beautiful neoclassical architecture which was once part of a mining hacienda during the Guanajuato silver bonanza.