Well, maybe you have heard of this precious little town in the central area of Mexico, in the state of Guanajuato. San Miguel de Allende is closed related with the Mexican History, since the Colonial Era.
This place was on the Silver Route that started in Mexico City and pass through Querétaro, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas. You can watch the rich downtown with gorgeous buildings, including the Palace of the La Canal Count, one of the wealthiest families during the Colonial Era and nowadays owned by a bank; you can enter the place and see an exposition, although you can’t take pictures inside.
The church is also beautiful, one of the few neogothic buildings in the country, and the perfect frame for downtown. You can walk the cobbled streets and visit some of the churches, buying handicrafts or taking a trolley tour that will take you to a viewpoint to see the whole town and even the nearby dam.
Next to the San Miguel Church is the former house of one of the fathers of the Mexican Independence, Ignacio Allende. It’s also a very interesting place where you can see how a wealthy family in the 18th Century used to live. In an upcoming post I will give you some tips while you in town.
Oh! and there are plenty of activities in the surroundings! You can ride a horse through a canyon, driving an ATV, or even taking a hot air balloon ride!
Tags:Allende Museum, Guanajuato, La Canal Count, Magic Town, Mexican Independence, Silver Route