San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato

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Mexico is to a great extent the resulting ecuation of spanish catholic principles locally adapted put to practice by silver mining as economic engine. Guanajuato stands out by its architecture, goegraphy, legends and more merging its history with San Miguel de Allende's present day lifestyle

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Queretaro San Miguel de Allende

Stop At: Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros

XVIth century conventual facilities and lifestyle

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palacio de Gobierno Casa de la Corregidora

Colonial buildings ranging from administrarion and government passing by private miner and landowner property to religious commonly sorrounding a square ornamented by fountains

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plaza de la Soledad

Former city center enclosed by SMA's former hospital, university institutions both related to the clergy

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: El Jardin

SMA's mexican Gothic cathedral curious example of indigenous understanding of western forms, Ignacio Allende independence military house museum, Centro Cultural el Nigromante ornamented by David Alfaro Siqueiros and other monuments and buildings

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 Guanajuato and drive back

Stop At: Diego Rivera Museum and Home (Museo Casa Diego Rivera)

Formally known as Mexico's art history main artist birthplace and house museum

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Monumento al Pipila

Mirador and monument oveelooking Guanajuato city next to a funnicular connecting with city center

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Alley Of The Kiss

Archaetypical alley featuring Guanajuato's architectural design and geography where house balconeys approach so that people line up for a chance to kiss from one to the other

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Guanajuato School of Mines

Colonial life stired around two worlds that of silver mining and religion. Guanajuato's university is a key example of the former

Duration: 20 minutes
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