The celebration of Easter is April 22 this year which means there’s still time to plan a holiday get-a-way. And with one of the world’s most famous cathedrals sitting in the warm southern sun of San Miguel de Allende, there’s no reason this season not to head south.
Within the charming city of San Miguel
is one of the world’s most famous cathedrals – Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel. Catholic or not, be sure to visit this remarkable icon in San Miguel de Allende. Regarded as the symbol of this historic city in Mexico, this pastel pink and orange neo-Gothic confection dates from the late 19th century and is said to have been built by an indigenous stonemason with no formal architectural training who based his design on picture postcards of European cathedrals. The Parroquia, however, is not a cathedral but a parish church and is the focus of many of the town’s many fiestas. The current church replaces one that has stood on this site since at least the 1680s.