The Streets of San Miguel de Allende (Day & Night)

The Streets of San Miguel de Allende


Although San Miguel was founded in the 1540s, the town you see today dates mainly from the 18th century, when it thrived as a staging post on the so-called Ruta de Plata (Silver Route) and as a centre for fabric manufacture. Most churches have elaborate facades in the late baroque style known as Churrigueresque, but sometimes with semi-concealed pre-Columbian motifs introduced by native craftsmen.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at Night | Light Trails | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at Night

On the other hand, the signature parish church (La Parroquia) has a curious 19th century Gothic exterior that some regard as Disneyesque! There are also a number of fine mansions with imposing facades, although few of these are accessible to the public. (source)

Architecture of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Daybreak in San Miguel de Allende

Architecture of San Miguel de Allende Mexico | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Down Cobbled Streets

Architecture of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Alone at Night

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Architecture of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Spanish-style

Architecture of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

An Uphill Battle

San Miguel de Allende went into decline in the early 20th century and there are few buildings from that period. One exception is the former fabric factory, Aurora, now given over to upscale boutiques and galleries. Most of the post-World-War-Two development of homes for foreigners is pseudo colonial, with a minority built in the so-called 'Mexican Modern' style. Boveda ceilings are ubiquitous, even though these are said not to be traditional. (source)

Architecture of San Miguel de Allende Mexico photo taken by Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Kitchen No. 8

Hotel Gaby in San Miguel de Allende Mexico photo taken by Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Our 2 day home, Hotel Gaby

Explore another picturesque Spanish colonial city by viewing my post Trinidad | Cuba.

Nat and our new friend, Mariu

Nat and our new friend, Mariu

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at Night | Night Photography | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at Night

 

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2 Comments

  1. Carol Humbracht February 1, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    Holy Cow! I have finally followed your travels. Such beautiful pictures. You should become a photographer. LOL

    • jhumbracht February 2, 2015 at 12:15 am #

      Thanks, Scratch. It’s about time…haha!