San Miguel de Allende

The streets of San Miguel de Allende in the highlands of central Mexico are awash with color. Around every corner and cobblestone street you’ll find bright punches of yellow, orange, red, pink, and the occasional splash of blue or green. This UNESCO world heritage site is home to countless Spanish colonial buildings, gardens and courtyards which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. San Miguel is also home to some of the world’s best restaurants and rooftop cantinas, where you can enjoy the city’s mild temperatures, sip mezcal libations, and listen to mariachi bands perform below around the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel. Most days, I wandered the quiet backstreets to get away from the crowds and enjoy the city’s vibrant architecture, which is where most of these images were taken.