Guanajuato, Mexico & Surrounding Areas (Central Mexico)

This is the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  It is a Gothic style Church in the city.

San Miguel de Allende is "Old Mexico" with cobblestone roads.

Most of San Miguel de Allende is designated an UNESCO Heritage Site for the historical buildings.

San Miguel de Allende is considered the most beautiful city in Mexico.

This is another church in San Miguel de Allende called the Templo de San Francisco.

This is the Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno de Atotonilco.  It is a church on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende.  It was used as a fortress during the Mexican Civil War.

This is the main church in Dolores Hidalgo.  It is the location where Mexican Independence was declared in 1810.

This is the inside of the church in Dolores Hidalgo.

Here is a monument in Dolores Hidalgo to the main people behind the Mexican Independence Movement.

This is a famous church in Guanajuato.  It was built near a silver mine.  Guanajuato became wealthy from the silver mining in the area.

The inside of the church has real gold.

Here is another church in Guanajuato.

This is a statue in Guanajuato, which is the capital city of the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

Here is the main theater in Guanajuato.

This is a nice picture of Guanajuato from an overlook on a hilltop.
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    I traveled to Central Mexico in 2015 to see old Colonial Mexico as well as attend a wedding for a friend in San Miguel de Allende.  During the trip, I was able to see three major cities including San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo, and Guanajuato.  The Mexican Independence Movement began in this state also.  The architecture is very similiar to what one would find in Spain, and the churches were really nice.  Most of the roads were cobblestone also.  This is my favorite part of Mexico!

Last Updated:  January 10, 2016 10:18 PM