San Miguel

The Sanctuary, officially called the “Santuario de Dios y de la Patria” (Sanctuary of God and Country) but is better known as the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco. Is Located in the small, rural community of Santuario de Atotonilco and is part of a World Heritage Site (2008) along with the historic center of nearby San Miguel de Allende. The appearance of Atotonilco landscape has been compared to that of Jerusalem, which gives believers a connection to the Holy Land.

Written and Photos by Dennis Cieri


If after looking at all the beautiful art work inside The Sanctuary just outside is a little cafe serving a unique and tasty Sovo Taco!

Huitlacoche, a fungus that grows on corn, is considered a delicacy in Mexico and is typically used as a filling for quesadillas, soups and tacos. The street vendor outside The Sanctuary use the mushrooms to make a Savo Taco. All the ingredients are fresh and prepared as you watch.

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