The Sunday Traveler ~ San Miguel Arcangel in San Miguel de Allende


P1070342San Miguel Arcangel, La Parroquia (the parish), a wedding ended and the red carpet rolled up; a quick photo before the hoardes of people began to enter again.


San Miguel Arcangel above the main altar.


The exterior of the church is a pseudo-Gothic facade with turrets and spires rebuilt in 1880 by a self-taught Indian stone mason who is said to have learned about architecture by studying postcards of French cathedrals, and drawing diagrams in the dust to show his plan to his workers. Inside, the structure is the original architecture with a Moorish influence.

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Next  week we’ll go into the Capilla Del Santisimo, the little side chapel within the church, to see the wonderful murals in there as well as a couple outside in the main church.

Hasta entonces.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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16 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ San Miguel Arcangel in San Miguel de Allende

  1. Drawings in the dust?! Love that story! It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Great photos!


  2. Such splendour .. Wonderful photos


  3. Amy says:

    Your photos captured the majesty of the church!


  4. Didn’t know that about the Indian stone mason. Amazing. Did he rebuild it from scratch or just the spires. I heard whoever designed it was influenced by Sagrada Familia. I have many similar photos of course. I love Parroquia, it’s such beautiful building, and such an iconic landmark of SMA. You could see it from just about everywhere.


  5. annascuisine says:

    What a church! You captured it beautifully. ❤

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  6. That church was built with sunlight to stream through nooks and corners and seemingly everywhere.

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  7. Nice shots. Nice church.


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