Postcards from San Miguel
By Jade Arroyo
Los Lavaderos Públicos, Recreo esq Diezmo Viejo
To stand in this place is like doing a time travel to the past. It’s a spot where the “9old San Miguel” is still alive. These washing facilities are still used by the community. Hiking through the street, you will reach “El Chorro” which held the House of Culture.
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel
This church is the most iconic building of the city, and one of the most photographed in the country. Its constyruction dates from the XVII Century, but it wasn’t until 1880 that got its characteristic façade, thanks to the imagination of Zeferino Gutierrez. The inside of the church it is just as stunning, it holds antique saints and paintings.
Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante”, Hernández Macias
This space holds murals by David Alfaro Siqueiros, Pedro Martínez, Eleanor Cohen. Festivals like the Chamber music, besides artistic workshops and art exhibitions.
Teatro Ángela Peralta, Mesones esq. Hernández Macias,
This theatre it’s named alter one of the most famous Mexican singers known as the “Mexican Mockingbird”. Originally, it was created as an opera house, but nowadays it has become of the most important cultural showcases in town.
El Mirador, Salida a Querétaro
In San Miguel, this spot couldn’t be missing. El Mirador is the ideal place to shoot nice panoramic photographs. At the night time, it’s incredible to see how the city’s landscape it’s completely transformed.
El Jardín (Plaza Principal)
On a daily basis, we can spot people from different nationalities sitting here under the cool trees. The Jardin is the meeting point per excellence; to exchange news (gossip), walk the dog or to hear mariachi music. Around it, there are nice cafes, flowers sellers and craft shops.
To eat, consider the Café Contento when you’re at Bellas Artes; coffee at the Jardin it’sa great experience and just a few steps away is the Peruvian restaurant La Parada.