Travel By Fingertip...San Miguel de Allende

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Excursions From San Miguel de Allende

Atotonilco el Grande

Picturesque rural village and site of an inspiring 16th century Oratorio. Built by Augustine monks, this site is as much a religious "picture book" for the indigenous neighbors as well as a spiritual center. Every inch of aged wall is covered with biblical scenes. Atotonilco is also the destination of pilgrimages or "peregrinaciones" when lines of the devoted arrive after days of walking, symbolically doing penance. Addr: 9 miles north of San Miguel de Allende on the road to Dolores Hidalgo.

Taboada Hot Springs

Largest and best known of the several hot spring pool resorts surrounding San Miguel de Allende. For about $10 one can swim all day in the minerally beneficial waters, bask in the sun and contemplate the magnificent hill countryside. Complete amenities (see Hotel Section). Addr: 5 miles outside of San Miguel on the road to Dolores Hidalgo. Ph: 465/20850.