Friday, April 11, 2008

La Parroquia - The Parish Church

If El Jardín is the heart of San Miguel de Allende, then the beautiful Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel has to be the soul. It has a commanding position overlooking El Jardín, the central plaza. It's striking pink stone towers can be seen for miles. The church is understanably the pride of the people of San Miguel de Allende.
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.

Gypsy Girl

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Parish Church is just beautiful. Amazing to see so many steeples and domes. Very nice.

Beth

Gypsy Girl said...

Hi Beth, All of the architecture here is beautiful. It is fun to just walk around the streets and look at the buildings. And the weather is perfect every day.

Margarita said...

thats my favorite church ever. and i love the veiw from the balconny

sas! said...

the church is gorgeous. i wish i could see it in person! im jealous of you and maggs! UHH. haha but still continue showing us pictures!