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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  • Visiting with friends and this was the first stop on our tour of the city, amazing the size and detail of the work that went into building this church. Beautiful inside and wonderful to see the devoti...  more »
  • If you're going to SMA, you need to take your selfie in front of the icon that will let everyone know you where there - the Parroquia! Plus there is usually something entertaining going on in the Jard...  more »
  • And you won’t if you visit this magical town- it sits in the center of the historic Centre. Can’t miss it. I live here and it amazes me each time I see it. Also a great meeting point if you are with a...  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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