A Sunday in San Miguel de Allende

A Sunday in San Miguel de Allende

Sunday is a day for relaxation, a time to enjoy your rest day and to do whatever you might wish to do. But if you have nothing to do, don’t worry, San Miguel has many activities for you. To start, you can head over to the placita, also known as the Sunday tianguis or market at the top of salida a Querétaro. Here you can have breakfast, stop and have a chat, or buy your week’s products. The area follows all Covid health measures and protocols such as mandatory facemasks, social distancing, and frequent hand disinfection. You can find everything you want in the placita—clothing, footwear, food, drinks, toys, phone equipment, etc. Then you can go to the Charco del Ingenio where you can spend time walking around a natural setting and see some of the best views of the city and its surroundings. From there you can return to the center of town walking through Atascadero, which also offers some lovely views. 

If you wish, you can visit the Cañada de la Virgen, which is at the other end of the Presa, which has falls and access to water. It’s a place families regularly frequent for a picnic or simply to spend some time. You will usually find food stands selling gorditas, tacos, and other food items, as well as drinks such as micheladas. Along the same road, there is a neighborhood called La Huerta where you will find an ancient, gigantic bald cypress called El Sabino—a natural city landmark. You will find a few shops along the upward route that leads to the tree, but after a while no cars are allowed and it becomes pedestrian-only. I recommend that you visit this place. Then, to properly finish off the day, stop by the Parroquia after sunset and enjoy its magical presence illuminated by the moon.

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