San Miguel, Day 2

San Miguel de Allende Travel Blog

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Guest house for our stay in San Miguel

Foo and I spent the night at a guest house in San Miguel that was just breathtaking.  It was another one of those hidden gems -- hidden behind old city walls and gates, and once you went inside a secret garden was revealed with a guest house in the rear with two bedrooms.  Both had huge windows out onto the garden area, lovely tiled bathrooms with huge walk in showers and rain head showers, stained concrete floors and big comfortable beds.  It was a shame that all we had time to do was sleep a few hours here!

Today was a day of touring the area around the main square in San Miguel.  Foo and I covered some of it on our own then my friend, Enrique, met us later that afternoon to show us some of his favorite spots in the area.  We had a great walking tour and got to go behind the walls on some of the locations to get a better view.

With Enrique on tour.
  It's nice to have the benefit of having a local to guide you along! I love the area around the Main Square (the Jardin) and La Parroquia.  The trees in the Jardin are mostly ficus trees.  The ficus here though are huge -- not like the small ficus that is a common house plant in the US -- same tree, just huge because they can be grown outside.  The ficus are tightly manicured to maintain an amazing look.  So beautiful!

After our walkabout, Enrique took us down to his parents' home in Juriquilla on the outskirts of Queretaro for dinner.  We got some nice shots of San Miguel from the highway turnout on the hillside overlooking the city as we left.

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Guest house for our stay in San Mi…
Guest house for our stay in San M…
With Enrique on tour.
With Enrique on tour.
My bedroom!
My bedroom!
Foo doing business
Foo doing business
Poster for one of my favorite dish…
Poster for one of my favorite dis…
Parroquia from rooftop of adjacent…
Parroquia from rooftop of adjacen…
La Parroquia
La Parroquia
Parroquia with church domes behind
Parroquia with church domes behind
Domes of the church behind La Parr…
Domes of the church behind La Par…
San Miguel Rooftops
San Miguel Rooftops
Garden inside local hotel
Garden inside local hotel
With Foo in the Garden
With Foo in the Garden
Enrique and Foo
Enrique and Foo
Ceiling of hotel
Ceiling of hotel
At the main square in San Miguel
At the main square in San Miguel
At the main square.  Notice the to…
At the main square. Notice the t…
Another shot of the square at La P…
Another shot of the square at La …
San Miguel from the hillside above…
San Miguel from the hillside abov…
Shot from the highway to Queretaro
Shot from the highway to Queretaro