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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  • beautiful area to hang and people watch often live music and the sunlight in the square is so vibrant at times the colours are mezmorizing  more »
  • Historical and cultural heritage of Mexico, one of the most beautiful cathedrals I know a Neo Gothic style in pink quarry. Go place!, there is no way to not see it!
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  • SMA will always have a piece of my heart as my mother Eunice O’Hanna lived and created wonderful things there. My family would visit often and I still have my baskets from the basket man over 20 years...  more »

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Mid-range and upscale accommodations rule in San Miguel de Allende. The cozy streets of the historic center lend themselves well to small, boutique hotels and a wide range of private rentals. Look for lodgings in the streets surrounding the famous Parroquia church--you'll enjoy views of the city's most iconic building as well as proximity to most major attractions.
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