THURSDAY, June 16 (San Miguel de Allende)
Arrived in San Miguel de Allende (SMA) on Wednesday with the intention of leaving Sunday morning. That is until I found out about Los Locos! Pics in a later post.
Of all the Mexican “colonial” towns we’ve visited, SMA seems the most authentic. The only town in Latin America we’ve visited that might be more authentic is Ollantaytambo in Peru – which hasn’t changed since the days of the Inca.
Like most Mexican colonial towns, the “centro” district is anchored by the cathedral or, in SMA, the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel – the parish church. And what a sight it is!
It’s devilishly hard to photograph because it’s surrounded by buildings. And the front facade faces north. And it’s the rainy season so there’s no late afternoon or sunset light.