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Meryl Streep takes cultural vacation in Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato — Hollywood icon Meryl Streep took in a cultural vacation in one of Mexico’s most notorious cities. Known for its baroque Spanish architecture and thriving arts scene, Streep took time from a day of shopping to take photographs with fans.

After the 90th Oscar ceremony, Streep jetted to the famous colonial city for several days with friends where she was spotted on the streets, in craft stores and a plaza. Making herself available to those who recognized her, the star posed with full smiles with photos of on-site fans including Alex Jáuregui, who said he saw her and asked to take selfies.

The Instagram user shared a series of photographs with himself in the company of Meryl Streep. “I love her, my dream came true, is not it wonderful?” The young man wrote in one of the images.

She also made time for another local Mexican fan who happened to be working at one of the stores she and her friends were shopping. The lad didn’t hesitate to request a photo of the two of them for his Instagram account.

San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico’s colonial-era cities in the country’s central highlands. Millions of national and international visitors flock to the city each year for its arts and cultural festivals.

The city is also a huge attraction for its historic center of cobblestoned streets, neo-Gothic church Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel with its dramatic pink tower and famous Templo de San Francisco church with an 18th-century churrigueresque facade.

The 68-year-old Oscar-winning actress vacationed with friends in San Miguel de Allende where they visited Plaza 1218 and enjoyed local crafts at the Handicraft Market.