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San Miguel De Allende

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Hand painted signs are almost a lost art in the United States but many small tiendas and shops in Mexico are keeping it alive. We stumbled upon this one for a pharmacy which was 20 feet long and had perfect spacing.
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Around a corner and down an alley leads to a beautiful scene in SMA. It's obvious that American ex-pats, retirees, and mexicans on vacation visit here in increasing numbers for its beauty, nice weather, and great cuisine.
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Mary and her daughter were working hard on the day before Xmas eve. All the fondas in the Mercado are tasty but someone gave us a tip that Mary had some specialties. Albondigas and Sopas were great but her Chile Relleno was seriously incredible....
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The Mask museum displays a huge collection of masks from Mexican traditional dances and festivals. The masks are crafted by local artisans in their towns and used only for 1 festival before they are typically sold or destroyed. The museum itself...
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Chef Gabriela Green runs La Fonda Rosa cooking school in San Miguel de Allende. We met her at the market in the morning and purchased all the ingredients that we used and she showed us to cook Conchinita Pibil, Nopales, Stuffed Chiles, and more....
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Soledad 7, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
The Poinsettia is not only indigenous to Mexico but also a very traditional gift during the Holiday season. Their vibrant color radiate through many of the market stalls and remind us that even the smallest gift can be beautiful.
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At the Jardin Allende square near the Parroquia, women make dried flower crowns for Christmas shoppers. The crowns are super delicate but are hand crafted with real flowers and the colors in these booths in incredible. In addition to crowns,...
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There is incredible beauty all around San Miguel de Allende. Even the antique doors have an unmatched aesthetic from anywhere else I have traveled to Mexico. Just as you can't judge a book by its cover, you can't judge a house by its door. You...
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Diego Rivera 207, Col. Centro, 38000 Celaya, Gto., Mexico
The Parroquia is the cultural and historical hub of San Miguel de Allende. When you wander the city, you will inevitably end up here and it is also a great navigational tool when walking the narrow and winding streets of the city. As we were there...
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We really enjoyed walking around San Miguel de Allende and while it's easy to focus on the charm of the cobblestone streets, buildings, and beautiful climate; don't forget to look up! Many of the houses have fish, dogs, cats, or lion statues that...