Next up on my tour of colonial cities in the highlands of Mexico with San Miguel de Allende. My first stop looking was actually the large botanical gardens; or nature reserve just outside the town, which is called Charco del Ingenio. It is home to a vast collection of indigenous plants and forms a good walk around the reserve to see different cactus, the lake and views over the town.
The town is a very well-kept and pretty, and there is a large expat community that lives here. The church Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel forms the centre of the town, built in pinkish stone, shown here lit up at dusk.
The central area of town is pedestrianised, therefore good for walking around. Here is a couple of shots of the picturesque roads and cobblestone streets.