Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, San Miguel de Allende

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Looking more like something out of a fairy tale than from real life, Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel is the main landmark of San Miguel de Allende. The building, constructed in 1683, is colored matt pink, with numerous spires reaching for the sky. The spires, which were designed in the 19th century, are the only architectural feature of the church that’s not from the 17th century. According to legend, the design come about from a Belgian church that the architect saw on a post card. He showed his builders how to construct the church by drawing plans in the sand. Before you visit San Miguel de Allende, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • The cathedral is charming, constructed from local pink stone and is splendid when lit up at night. Entrance is free and the church marks the centre of the town and is a hub for festivities during the ...  more »
  • How many times do you get to see a pink cantera carved church with the spires that rresemble German Gothic cathedrals? Exactly. Go at night, hopefully after a wedding, hear the mariachi bands in front...  more »
  •  It is a Catholic Church located in the Zocalo pink. It is a landmark in San Miguel de Allende.  In Mexico an unusual Gothic style, so stick to the sky as is sharp enough?. It is nice to drink while enjoying the sight of the Church was lit up and there are bars and restaurants around the.
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  • Nice, but the town can't support the visitors. Traffic is worse than any big city. But don't see why travel and leisure magazine had as the #1. Mexico has other towns that more beautiful with easy access and relaxing atmosphere. San Miguel is too crowded to busy to enjoy it.
  • The facade of this church is one of the most beautiful of the country. A must when visiting this magic town. Close to the shopping and restaurant area in San Miguel. The Christmas decoration around the church is usually nice. You can have a view from many restaurants around the area.
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  • What a beautiful place to visit. Parking can be hard to find, so make that part of your planning if you're driving. While I was visiting, there was an absolutely beautiful wedding going on in English which was a bit of a surprise. It's an amazingly beautiful church, full of history. Nearby, there's plenty of restaurants and shops to explore. A must see if you're in the area.
  • 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. 🔷🔹🔹🔹🔹▫🔹🔹🔹🔹🔷 Robert Rodriguez's ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO was filmed in this area. The church's exterior was used in the film. 🔹🔹🔹▫🔹🔹🔹 One of my favorite colonial era towns. I would definitely return to visit.
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