Yesterday morning at 9:00 am Ken and I set off to drive to San Miguel de Allende. Located 1.5 hours northwest and an easy drive on a toll highway.
This beautiful colonial town was discovered in 1542 by a Franciscan monk. The population is just over 125,000 with many American and Canadian retirees. The colonial town is located in a beautiful valley and in 1926 was declared a national monument, thus being saved from becoming a ghost town. The historic centre has been well preserved, no neon signs and beautifully painted buildings. S.M. is famous for it’s art community, sculpture, ceramics, paintings, furniture etc.
We spent most of the very hot day wondering around the cobblestone streets just enjoying ourselves. My favourite experience was seeing a wedding procession parading through the streets with guests and two giant stilt walkers.
There is a lot to do and see in San Miguel so we are planning our next visit and staying for a few nights!!!!!