The Plaza del Carmen is one of the most traditional places in the city of San Luis Potosi, where you can enjoy mimes, clowns and musicians.
It is an esplanade that is adorned with: trees, benches, a large central bronze fountain that is an oval shaped shell held by several fish, and a sculpture called the Monument to the Father. It is surrounded by the Templo del Carmen, Museo Regional Potosino, the Teatro de la Paz (Theater of Peace) and the Museo Nacional de la Mascara (National Museum of Masks).
During Semana Santa (Holy Week) this plaza is the focal point, as this is where the mystical Procession of Silence begins and ends. The Plaza del Carmen was designed by architects Cossio, Algara and Garfias, and it was inaugurated in 1973.