Thursday, January 28, 2016

Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel


January 2016 - San Miguel de Allende Mexico


San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city in Mexico’s central highlands, is known for its baroque Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene and cultural festivals.


Taken from the lookout


In the city’s historic, cobblestoned center lies the neo-Gothic church Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, whose dramatic pink towers rise above the main plaza, El Jardín. It is said to be the most photographed church in Mexico. I know that we take photos of it everytime we are near it and even from afar as it can be seen for miles.




In other places in Mexico the main square is called the zócalo but here it is always referred to as the Jardín(pronounced har-DEEN), the Spanish word for garden.

It's shadow stretches to the Jardin. Great shot, John!!!


It's about time we went inside. The first time Mass was being said and they had strict signs about no photos during services.






In this tiny side chapel I found these murals.












Back outside




At night from the Rosewood Hotel






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17 comments:

  1. It's just so beautiful! You must have loved being there.

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  2. Looks like a magnificent city to explore!

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  3. Beautiful shots, Jackie. You've captured the beauty of San Miguel de Allende!

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  4. The church is exquisitely beautiful, Jackie.

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  5. Gorgeous and this is one town that we really must get to see ASAP.

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  6. Oh my! I am in love with your photos. San Miguel and Guanajuato are high on my list of places to see in Mexico. Problem is, there are so many places in Mexico I want to visit that it is hard to decide where to go next.

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  7. Hi Jackie. Love all your shots. I can understand why San Miguel de Allende is such a popular destination. Enjoy your time there! Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday

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  8. Amazing inside and out, Fabulous photos, x

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  9. ouch!! i love those steeples, the shadow shot is too great! great city views too. ( :

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  10. Pink is a very unusual color for a cathedral. It definitely is eye catching.
    I'm so glad you finally got to go inside -it's just as stunning, maybe even more so - than the inside. A must-see destination, for sure!

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  11. Awesome. I like the mural with the modern day men on it - different.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/st-marks-green-island.html

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  12. Amazing architecture & so beautiful. Certainly is a very tall church. The builders did an incredible job.

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  13. That is very lovely. I really like all the different types of spires.

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  14. Such interesting architecture! Beautiful details everywhere.

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  15. Wonderful looking church, some of the murals are quite graphic, is there any history behind them

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