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Architectural puzzles solved

By Betse Davies

San Miguel de Allende

As you walk through the downtown area, you could well be pondering the styles of the different buildings. For instance, you’ve heard that Allende’s birthplace is the best example of baroque style. Why then does it have a neo-classical entrance? And a classical building has cortinas (curtains) under the windows—what’s going on, that’s a baroque feature! Lots of questions like these can be answered by Doug Lord on the monthly Architectural Tour, Thursday, April 17. Doug’s tour will include examples of the architectural styles which prevailed over the past four centuries as you stroll around the downtown for two and a half hours—mostly level walking.The interesting insight into the handsome buildings which fill the area will enhance your experience in San Miguel. There are only a few cities in Mexico where the buildings have not been subject to the demolition ball!

Architectural walking tour
Special monthly tour of downtown San Miguel by Doug Lord
To benefit Patronato Pro Niños
Thu, Apr 17, 10am
The Jardín
200 pesos

The tour group will assemble in the Jardin across the street from the Parroquia and leave at 10am. The donation is 200 pesos, all of which goes to Patronato Pro Ninos, the organization which provides medical and dental care for the many needy children in the city and the some 400 villages in the area surrounding it. You may have seen our two dental vans leaving San Miguel and returning after a day checking the teeth of all the youngsters in one of those villages. A third dental van is our goal, as it is up to five years between visits in the rural area. Your participation in this tour will help remedy this situation.

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