Celebrate Mexican Independence: Take the Architectural Tour
By Betse Davies
Follow up the fast-paced festivities of September 15 and 16 by taking a slower-paced architectural tour led by Jay Moskowitz and Doug Lord on Thursday, September 17. The guides will meet you in the Jardín across the street from the Parroquia at 9:45am.
Architectural Walking Tour
Thu, Sep 17, 9:45am
Meet in the Jardín
Across the street from the Parroquia
Betse Davies, 152 2380
250 pesos donation
You will see the downtown area almost exactly as Allende, the Aldama brothers, Fr. Hidalgo, and the other 60 conspirators did over 200 years ago. There was one big change when the parroquia, a simple parish church with two un-matched plain towers, was transformed by the addition of a neo-Gothic façade at the end of the 1800s. You will learn more about this on the tour. You will also see buildings built before and after the war of Independence up to today, including two fine Mexican modern structures. This tour lasts about two and a half hours and is mostly level walking. Your entire 250 pesos donation will support the work of Patronato Pro Niños, which provides medical and dental care to the needy children of San Miguel and the large rural area surrounding the city. Three dental vans travel to rural schools on a regular basis.
In addition to the monthly architectural tour we offer historical walking tours covering the downtown area every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The groups meet at 9:45am in the Jardín across the street from the Parroquia and leave promptly at 10am. The donation for this comprehensive tour is 200 pesos. All guides are volunteers for Patronato Pro Niños.