The plaza sits at the very end of 20 de Noviembre Avenue, the busy street which leads directly to the Zócalo, the city's main plaza.
At the opposite end of the avenue you can make out the towers of the Cathedral.
The plaza is surrounded by traffic-clogged streets which feed into 20 de Noviembre. There is nary a crosswalk in sight in order to cross over to the plaza. You simply wait for the traffic to come a standstill and make your way between the vehicles.
Standing in the middle of the plaza is a little church dating back to the 17th century, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.
Next to the church is this rather incongruous monument which was given to the city by the government of Azerbaijan. It commemorates the Khojaly Massacre which took place during the 1992 war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. I have no idea why Azerbaijan chose to build this monument here in Mexico City.
In a small green space to one side of the plaza there are several colorful, metal sculptures.
Just as I was about to head down 20 de Noviembre Avenue toward the Zócalo, the fountains at the edge of the plaza suddenly came on.