Published On: Fri, Mar 18th, 2022

Parish of San Miguel Arcangel the most important icon of the city

Like a blush-colored beacon rises this iconic structure that is often the focal point of the entire city. The Parish of San Miguel Arcangel, perched atop the city, is one of the most beautiful examples of architecture not only in the city but throughout Mexico.

The base of the church dates from the late 17th century, but the tapered pinnacles were designed by local stonemason, Zeferino Gutierrez in the late 1800s. Allegedly, he based the design on a Belgian church.

One of the most important images within the church is that of Cristo de la Conquista, which sits near the main altar. It was made in Patzcuaro sometime around the 16th century. You may even be able to peek into the church’s crypt, where several Mexican war heroes are buried. The best part of the church?

The entrance is free.

Near the Parroquia is the Iglesia de San Rafael, which was founded in the late 18th century.

Address: Principal S/N, Zona Centro, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

San Miguel Times



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