May heat and the Architectural Tour
By Betse Davies
Here it is, the warmest month of the year. How do you get your exercise? In the morning for sure! I have a suggestion for you: take the Architectural Tour on Thursday, May 15, which starts at a cool 10am and finishes 2 1/2 hours later before the sun does its warmest. It’s a unique tour. Where else in the Western Hemisphere are you surrounded by buildings which date back two and three hundred years and, yes, some of them were built in the 1600s, like the Parroquia and the Monastery of San Francisco. You’ll hear about those buildings and also the 19th Century neo-Gothic façade, which was literally cemented to the front of the original Parroquia, the parish church, it has become the symbol of San Miguel. During your leisurely stroll, which is mostly level walking, Doug Lord, your expert in architecture and tour guide, will be pointing out the four predominant styles which span those four centuries.
To benefit Patronato Pro Niños
Thu, May 15, 10am
The Jardín, in front of the Parroquia
The tour group will assemble in the Jardín across the street from the Parroquia and leave at 10am. The donation is 200 pesos, all of which goes to Patronato Pro Niños. This is the organization that has a modest building in Fracc. Ignacio Ramírez, where children from all over the municipality of San Miguel de Allende come for medical and dental help. We have a dental office in the building in addition to the doctor’s office. Two dental vans visit villages, and we are hoping to get a third one soon as it is sorely needed. No reservations necessary for this monthly tour.