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Old January 4th, 2009, 05:19 AM   #1
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San Miguel de Allende, Mex.

On our way back from Guanajuato to Tequisquiapan we stopped in San Miguel. It was already night time and we just went to the central square to eat dinner. So just a few night time shots here, and most of the Cathedra - La Parroquia.
Tried my best to be steady since I didn't have a tri-pod, so excuse some of the blur.






































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Old January 4th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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SMA is a gem of Mexico colonial, was just named UNESCO world heritage

Nice pics BTW
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Old January 4th, 2009, 08:15 PM   #3
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AAWw it's beautiful! thankyou for the pics... I dont even know SMA...
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Old January 4th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #4
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Beautifull photos
This beautiful cathedral!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #5
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Beautiful San Miguel...
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #6
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San Miguel has a lot of personal associations for me. I've been there often, and I am sure I will be back.

Thanks for the pix.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #7
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Old January 7th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #8
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Rekarte and all the forist, that beautiful Cathedral was designed by an Indian of the region of San Miguel. When the Spaniards where in command of México used a native that have never studied arquitecture to build the church, all he used as a guide to take such a job was a drawing of a Church in Germany. The people from Europe that have seen that Cathedral will notice that the facade looks German in design, specially if you come from Germany.

Here I am with the Cathedral behind me









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Old January 9th, 2009, 06:43 AM   #9
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Nice indeed!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #10
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i love San Miguel
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It's a huge coincidence this thread. Someone just talked to me these days about San Miguel de Allende. I love colonial cities. In what Mexican state is the city located?

Any information is welcome.

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Guanajuato State, in the Bajio zone, between other two Mexican colonial gems Guanajuato city and Queretaro

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It's a huge coincidence this thread. Someone just talked to me these days about San Miguel de Allende. I love colonial cities. In what Mexican state is the city located?

Any information is welcome.

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Guanajuato. The few times I have been there, I fly as far as León and take a hired "cab" to San Miguel.

I liked especially a quaint hotel run by a lovely expat lady from Houston. The clientele is international and quite interesting.

It is of course a wonderful city for art and art galleries. The expat community is relatively large. I remember a number of years ago when the "House of the Inquisitor" was for sale and was thinking of some justification to buy it.

The relatively high elevation makes it a bit chilly in the mornings, but nothing compared with what we have in the Northern US.

I spent part of the winters there in the past, but have stopped doing this in the meantime...
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Old January 9th, 2009, 11:14 PM   #14
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Police officers in San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato
Policias en San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato





Interior of the Cathedral
Interior de la Catedral


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Old January 9th, 2009, 11:46 PM   #15
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LOL is that the real police uniforms there?
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Old January 10th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #16
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For the downtown officers
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Old January 10th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #17
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lol

nice pics RGV, san miguel it's a beautiful little town, great colonial architecture
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Guanajuato State, in the Bajio zone, between other two Mexican colonial gems Guanajuato city and Queretaro

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I've heard about Queretaro. I don't know about Guanajuato. I'll google it.

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Guanajuato. The few times I have been there, I fly as far as León and take a hired "cab" to San Miguel.

I liked especially a quaint hotel run by a lovely expat lady from Houston. The clientele is international and quite interesting.

It is of course a wonderful city for art and art galleries. The expat community is relatively large. I remember a number of years ago when the "House of the Inquisitor" was for sale and was thinking of some justification to buy it.

The relatively high elevation makes it a bit chilly in the mornings, but nothing compared with what we have in the Northern US.

I spent part of the winters there in the past, but have stopped doing this in the meantime...

It must be an interesting experience. Are these cabs expensive?

I think I want to visit San Miguel de Allende. Just wondering how to get there.

Thanks for the information.

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Old January 13th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #20
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It must be an interesting experience. Are these cabs expensive?

I think I want to visit San Miguel de Allende. Just wondering how to get there.

Thanks for the information.

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Well, the "cab" did cost me about 70 or 80 USD then, if I recall. But if you have friends coming along, you can definitely split the cost. Plus I was not exactly negotiating, so perhaps one could get better prices.

I am curious what your friend said about it. I would like to think that I have been to interesting places in Mexico (Chiapas was probably the most interesting) and San Miguel did interest me.
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