San Miguel de Allende was a town that took me by surprise, a town I expected to hate and thought would be just like other pueblos mágicos in Mexico (I didn’t and it wasn’t…really). However, aside from all these life changing revelations and realisations about San Miguel in general, I also stumbled across the fact that one barrio just off the historic centre, Guadalupe, is an absolute gem of a find for Mexican street art lovers like me.
Let me paint you a picture: when Eemmah from Always a Gringa (the girl I was meeting in San Miguel) told me that our hostel would be in this weird area called Guadalupe (actually not a weird area at all) that was kinda far from the centre (actually not far from the centre at all, I highly recommend staying there), I was a bit sceptical. I couldn’t have been more wrong though, because San Miguel’s Guadalupe neighbourhood was all purple houses, blue arched doorways lined with bougainvillea’s and more street art than you could shake a stick at. Literally, there was so much amazing street art. There could not have been a more perfect place for me, a street art obsessed nightmare of a travel companion, who will obsessively hunt down every piece of artwork I can find, even returning later in the day or earlier in the morning to try and avoid taking photos with cars half blocking the artwork. (I mostly succeeded in this, fyi.) On that note, here’s a selection of the absolute best street murals I found in San Miguel de Allende.