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"San Miguel de Allende, Mexico" Top 5 Page for this destination San Miguel de Allende by searcey

San Miguel de Allende Travel Guide: 145 reviews and 346 photos

Beautiful San Miguel de Allende

The jardin (town square) is a lively place day and night. People go to sit, read, enjoy the sun and to people watch. Children play and people actually talk to strangers. I met a wonderful lady who had been a teacher in San Miguel for many years while just sitting on a bench. I learned a lot about life as it was and as it still is in San Miguel. After being in the town for a few days, you start seeing people you recognize and maybe have talked to in restaurants or around the jardin. People are very friendly and want to know about you.

Across from the jardin is the Parroquia (church) that is truly a magnificant structure. At night when the lights are on, it seems magical.

Christmas in San Miguel

On Christmas eve my daughter, her boyfriend and I went down to the Jardin to participate in the Christmas Posada. People were carrying candles and singing while strolling around several blocks following a pickup truck with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the Angle on a float. After the prosession people gathered in front of the Parroquia and continued to sing songs. Later they had pinata's for the children to hit. It was a very warm feeling to be among strangers on Christmas Eve and feel such love and family unity.

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  • Cons:Did not find anything bad about San Miguel
  • Last visit to San Miguel de Allende: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    bad pizza, wood fireplace notwithstanding

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    Sep 20, 2004 at 10:49 PM

    I'll be there this Christmas, so I look forward to the parade and events you described. Sounds wonderful.


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