Published On: Thu, Mar 23rd, 2017

Temples and Tombs with Toone – Touring Semana Santa

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The bestselling author of SMA’s Secrets: Easter, Joseph Toone, will be leading walking tours on the prime spots for understanding Holy Week, Semana Santa, in San Miguel. Joseph Toone is TripAdvisor’s top rated historical walking tour guide and the Amazon bestselling author of theSMA Secrets series of books on History and Travel.

Each morning at 9AM a walking tour will leave from the Oratorio Temple to explain why we do what we do in today’s San Miguel. Stories will focus on the events taking place during your stay. Walking is flat and the tour last about two hours costing 300 pesos or 15 USD, whatever is more convenient for you.

Then at 11:45 AM each morning a walking tour of the cemetery explains why Easter is one of the most visited days for our oldest and most active cemetery. This walking tour is the most popular in town this Spring focusing on why San Miguel is both the epicenter for the cult of the cross, and witchcraft. Also Day of the Dead is explained alongside how the indigenous view of death influences modern funerary practices and art. Lastly, the business of death is explained and why being booted from your tomb and being placed in a pauper’s mass grave is a fine fate for your corpse.

Walking is flat and the tour lasts under two hours costing 400 pesos or 20 USD, whatever is more convenient for you. Due to the sensitive nature of the tour, spacing is limited and reservations required.

For more information and reserving a slot for the best part of your Semena Santa in San Miguel, visit JosephTooneTours.com, HistoryandCultureWalkingTours.com or emailToone.Joseph@yahoo.com.  Other tours on riding the old Silver Route, seeing ancient cave art, visiting a cloistered monastery and clicking away on photographers’ tours are also available.



JOSEPH TOONE JUNE 2016

Joseph Toone is the Historical Society’s short-story award winning author of the SMA Secrets book series.  All books in the series are Amazon bestsellers in Mexican Travel and Holidays.  Toone is SMA’s expert and TripAdvisor’s top ranked historical tour guide telling the stories behind what we do in today’s SMA.  Visit HistoryAndCultureWalkingTours.com, and JosephTooneTours.com.

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