San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
San Miguel de AllendeThe colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, roughly two hours outside of Mexico City, manages to charm most everyone who visits it with its cobblestone streets and colorful historic buildings. Josh Alexander of ProTravel International, a member of the AFAR Travel Advisory Council, has created an itinerary to central Mexico that includes a walking tour of the city's historic center. You will visit the most important sites including the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel church, designed by the indigenous stonemason Zeferino Gutierrez working from a postcard depicting a Belgian church. On your tour, you will also learn about the history of San Miguel and the role it played in Mexico’s War of Independence.
Josh Alexander's trip is one of seven itineraries to Mexico that can be found at target=“_blank”>AFAR Journeys.