Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Parish of San Miguel

This was an AMAZINGLY beautiful church in San Miguel de Allende.
According to Wikipedia:
La Parroquia, the current parish church of San Miguel is unique in Mexico and the emblem of the town.[16] It has a Neo-gothic facade with two tall towers that can be seen from most parts of town. It is one of the most photographed churches in Mexico.[29] The church was built in the 17th century with a traditional Mexican facade. The current Gothic facade was constructed in 1880 by Zeferino Gutierrez, who was an indigenous bricklayer and self-taught architect. It is said Gutierrez's inspiration came from postcards and lithographs of Gothic churches in Europe; however, the interpretation is his own and if more a work of imagination than a faithful reconstruction.[

All I know is it was amazing how detailed this church was.

Gold everywhere!

I liked this picture.

I like that the church is still in use!

I just thought this little girl was soooooo cute.
She was just standing there looking around while her mother prayed.

Me and my kiddo's!

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