San Miguel, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende is a really pretty little town not far from the town of Guanajuato, and home to a number of ex-pats.  Given its reputation preceding it, I was keen to see it for myself and see if it was worth all the fuss.

The town itself is very pretty and from what I could see, completely filled with churches.  Within the first few minutes we had walked past four or five alone.  Because of the all the gringo ex-pats it’s also known as a bit of a shopping town, so off I headed to the Mercado de Artesanias to see what was on offer. There were lots of beautiful weaving from Oaxaca, colourful pottery from Puebla and a village in Guanajuato, as well as jewellery, leather goods, local sweets and much, much more. Not having much room in my suitcase was very helpful as an incentive to not purchase.

Lunch was at a lovely little rooftop restaurant, giving us gorgeous views over the town and the hills.  I poked my nose in the Cathedral while I was there, which was of course beautiful.  It’s a sweet little town, and I can see why it attracts so many foreign visitors and residents.


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