The other day I was talking with a friend and we agreed on catching up in person and the best place we could think of was Mexico. After that conversation, I couldn't help but remember the good time I had when I was there as a student many moons ago.
This town is just a couple of hours away by car from the city, it has been for many year the perfect getaway from the craziness of the city and the ideal retirement place for many foreigners who have given the town a bit of an international flavor.
This town was the first one to be declared independent from Spain during the Mexican War of Independence, and for that reason, visiting during the month of September leading to Independence day you can enjoy of great festivities and parties.
The town experienced a period of renaissance at the beginning of the 20th century where local and international artists rescued it from years of abandonment. The predominant architetural style is Colonial with influences of Barroque and Neoclassical, which has made many site here to be declared World Heritage.
The town is small and very picturesque, the buidlings are colorful and the people polite, the food is typical of the central part of the country and the service is friendly. This is one of those places in Mexico that you fall in love with and makes you come back over and over again... so, if you're nearby or planning a trip here, make sure to stop by San Miguel de Allende.
Have a lovely "wanderlusting" day!
Oh for so long I've wanted to go to this town in the hills. It looks so idyllic and colourful. I'm going to send this link onto my husband so we can plan some way to get there.ReplyDelete
It's nice to see these pictures and read about Mexico... even more when I'm suffering the horrible German weather!ReplyDelete
I would love to live in a place with such history and beauty. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Lovely colors and architecture! I'll be in Mexico next month - can't wait!ReplyDelete
Chic 'n Cheap Living
What cute town!ReplyDelete
Oh I would just love to visit this city!ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous images!! I have visited Mexico many times but have never made it to San Miguel, I think you have inspired me to make it my next stop when I return to Mexico!ReplyDelete
We have some friends heading to Mexico and I am totally craving a trip myself!ReplyDelete
I would have loved to see this side of Mexico, I've only been to Tijuana and it looked nothing like the these beautiful streets with colonial architecture that is pictured here.ReplyDelete
How beautiful! I think there's a store there that used to sell my bags. I want to go!ReplyDelete
xo Mary Jo
wow... im LOVING these photos!! im sooo ready to travel!ReplyDelete
I love these photos! Mexico is so fun. I have only been there porting from a cruise ship, but I would love to go there and stay a while. The culture (and food) is so awesome!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures! xoxoReplyDelete
It looks very beautiful. I have never had the opportunity to visit Mexico. I hope that changes soon.ReplyDelete
Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights
I've heard wonderful things about San Miguel - I'm glad people appreciate it for being other than a country with good beach resorts and violent border citiesReplyDelete
It's so beautiful! I've never been, but you tempt me. It looks like it never lost it's flavor of old Spain. It looks amazing.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful colors!ReplyDelete
I just LOVE the colours...ReplyDelete