Published On: Tue, Mar 28th, 2017

Forget beach resorts, try San Miguel de Allende for soulful reinvention

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According to National Post, when most tourists think of Mexico, they envision white sand beaches, breathtaking sunsets, endless margaritas — and a possible wall being built between that country and the U.S.A.

But there’s more to Mexico than just enjoying a traditional resort getaway and engaging in its political discourse.


The beautiful domed Church of the Immaculate Conception in San Miguel de Allende. Part of a complex that includes a convent, locals call it Las Monjas (“the nuns”). (Photo:


Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s insistence that most Mexicans are desperate to flee their native land for an increasingly unstable America, this was the furthest thing from the minds of the earnest and peaceful people I met during a visit to San Miguel de Allende.

Juana, who works at the local Artisan Market, told me: “Look at our beautiful city — why would we want to leave here for America?”


The spires of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel tower over the old streets of San Miguel de Allende. It’s easy to explore the city’s historic centre on foot but wear sturdy walking shoes to navigate on cobblestones. (Photo:


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