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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.

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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.


P1070147 The presentation into the entry of this one shop of home decor was gorgeous

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I couldn’t get enough, and I had just walked in to the Fabrica


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The Sunday Traveler is a sucker for plants, flowers, and flower pots

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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

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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.



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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

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It was a full day to see what else the Fabrica had in store

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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.

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Next week, The Sunday Traveler will showcase some of the faces of San Miguel.

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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10 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ Fabrica La Aurora in San Miguel de Allende

  1. What a place – how much fun to spend a day there! Your images are fabulous. And those lights, and art and flowers … wow


  2. Allan G. Smorra says:

    What a beautiful place to spend the day. Thanks for your post.


  3. lexklein says:

    I loved that place! I ambled around there for hours (much to my husband’s dismay!) and took home some star-shaped light fixtures that I’ve loved since then as a reminder of my stay in SMA and this fun place.


  4. My wife and I have been to La Aurora numerous times. It’s a great place to visit, and I really like that coffee shop.


    • Angeline M says:

      It was an amazing day for me. I love museums, and looking at works of art, so this felt like a super museum! And lunch was wonderful in that cafe, as was the people watching.


  5. What a glorious experience this must have been. Art and history and stories everywhere.


    • Angeline M says:

      It was another of those San Miguel days. I hadn’t read up on what was actually there, just went on a whim after hearing it mentioned in passing. It all felt like a wonderful gift that had been given to me.


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