Legend has it that it was the work of an Indian artensan of no training who had seen images of great European churches on postcards. He is said to have instructed builders by scratching his ideas in the sand with a stick.
The city is a treasure trove of steeples and domes and fine churches. Here are just a few.
No matter where you go in San Miguel de Allende you have some kind of a beautiful view of towering domes and steeples.
But the best view of all is the one I get from my balcony, where I can see them all.