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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

San Miguel de Allende - Road Trip #1

Querétaro's central location within Mexico makes it a travelers crossroad. Depending on your direction, and to name just a few, within 1-3 hours you can be in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, or Mexico City. El Señor and I have 3 planned trips during our visit. Last week we decided to spread our wings by taking a day trip to San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel de Allende is a city that has been gifted with the "WOW" factor! As you come into town, the view before you is of a populated valley with an incredible rose colored structure, know as La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel or Parish Church of St. Michael the Archangel, that appears to be reaching up to heaven. Believe me, this site is a  "WOW" moment.........

View, Coming Into The Town of San Miguel de Allende

La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel
In the late 1930's and early 1940's the town began to attract artists and writers. Stirling Dickinson, a prominent American writer and artist, established the Instituto Allende, which led to the building of another art and culture school known as Escuela de Bellas Artes. Both schools found success after the Second World War, when U.S. Veterans studying under the G.I. Bill were allowed to study abroad. Since then, the town has continued to attract a significant amount of artists, writers, foreign retirees, and tourists as well as hotels, shops and restaurants, making San Miguel an unique destination and experience!

Artsy Home 
Colorful Art Gallery
One of San Miguel's trademark pieces of art, are the San Miguel Shoes. These shoes are made of colorful elasticized fabric for comfort with a stylish yet sensible heel for walking about on the cobblestone streets and sidewalks. Thought you would enjoy seeing this eclectic shoe collection. Sorry, I am not taking orders!

On the day of our visit an Indigenous Dance Competition was taking place in the main square! The colorful costumes, head pieces and continuous beat of the drums had us mesmerized for hours. Here is a glimpse of their art and color in motion.

Never Too Young
Or Too Old To Dance

Next stop, Guanajuato..........

Hope you have enjoyed,
La Señora


  1. Thanks for this, Jody. beautiful photos...and we never made it to San Miguel....yet! H&N

  2. H&N, when your adventures return you to Mexico, this should be a must see visit!