A Sunday visit to Fabrica La Aurora was another day in San Miguel that brought surprises and beautiful art to be devoured. The Fabrica is a re-envisioned, re-purposed century old cotton mill, and textile factory. The restored buildings now house stylish art studios, galleries, restaurants, home furnishings, jewelry, and antiques.
Walking in through the main tiled entrance lined by greenery and a fountain in the middle of the walkway, to be met by this display over to the left provided enough intrigue for me to know that this was going to be an all day adventure. And then glancing to the right? Oh, another piece of San Miguel’s many paradises had been found.
The presentation into the entry of this one shop of home decor was gorgeous
I couldn’t get enough, and I had just walked in to the Fabrica
The Sunday Traveler is a sucker for plants, flowers, and flower pots
Getting the first gazillion floral photos out of my system right off the bat satisfied my inner gardener, and I was able to move on to the rest of the galleries and shops
The art galleries were many, and I didn’t even attempt to get artist names. The artists have workshops here also, and have days that they are open to the public coming in as they work.
The day here was full of walking through all the shops and galleries some housed indoors, and others along alleyways outside.
Lunch was in order, and sitting in an outdoor cafe at the back of the Fabrica, under a shaded roof and umbrellas was the perfect rest for a cold drink and lunch to re-summon energy for further exploration
It was a full day to see what else the Fabrica had in store
The Fabrica La Aurora is quite a lovely place to spend the better part of a day in San Miguel de Allende. It feeds the creative’s soul.
Next week, The Sunday Traveler will showcase some of the faces of San Miguel.