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.
At night from the Rosewood Hotel
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It's just so beautiful! You must have loved being there.ReplyDelete
Looks like a magnificent city to explore!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots, Jackie. You've captured the beauty of San Miguel de Allende!ReplyDelete
The church is exquisitely beautiful, Jackie.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous and this is one town that we really must get to see ASAP.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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. #TPThursdayReplyDelete
Amazing inside and out, Fabulous photos, xReplyDelete
ouch!! i love those steeples, the shadow shot is too great! great city views too. ( :ReplyDelete
Pink is a very unusual color for a cathedral. It definitely is eye catching.ReplyDelete
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!
Awesome. I like the mural with the modern day men on it - different.ReplyDelete
Very nice beautifull.ReplyDelete
Amazing architecture & so beautiful. Certainly is a very tall church. The builders did an incredible job.ReplyDelete
That is very lovely. I really like all the different types of spires.ReplyDelete
Such interesting architecture! Beautiful details everywhere.ReplyDelete
Wonderful looking church, some of the murals are quite graphic, is there any history behind themReplyDelete