By Betse Davies
Baroque is a term difficult to define, but not here in San Miguel. Just look around. Everything is so different, so “foreign,” so exaggerated, so, well, “baroque.” Even the food is baroque. Our famous chiles en nogada are a mixture of hot chilies, sweet raisins and citron, ground meat, nuts, cream, and pomegranate seeds. Listen to our elaborate speech. “How did you greet the dawn?” “My house, poor as it is, is at your disposal.” Exaggeration—too poquititititito for tiny—is an example.
Thu, May 21, 10am
In front of the main church before 10am
Donation of 250 pesos or US$20
San Miguel is rich in interesting, well-preserved baroque buildings, and you can learn about them as well as other styles on the architectural tour on Thursday, May 21. Meet your trained guide in the Jardín in front of the main church before 10am and bring a donation of 250 pesos or US$20 for the two-and-a-half-hour, mostly flat walk. Your tax-deductible donation supports Patronato Pro Niños, a charity that has helped thousands of children with health issues for many, many years. Help those unable to help themselves and at the same time enrich your San Miguel experience.
For more information or a private tour, call me at 152 2380.