San Miguel de Allende Blog
San Miguel de Allende is a fascinating city, with colorful colonial style streets.

Its colonial architecture is one to admire, as are its luxurious boutique hotels, restaurants, and gourmet cafes. Discover one of the most magical towns in Mexico. It’s impossible to visit and not fall in love instantly. There are surprises on each street in the form of old houses belonging to wealthy families who settled here in the 16th century, when silver mining was the most important industry. It is considered the northern border of Mesoamerica and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008 under the title of “Villa Protectora de San Miguel el Grande y Santuario de Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco”. Follow along to discover the magic in San Miguel de Allende!

The best things to do in San Miguel de Allende

parroquia san miguel de allende

Get to know the Jardín Principal and the Parish of San Miguel

Throughout the year, this pleasant garden is full of laurels. To the south, across the street, is the Parroquia de San Miguel, which has a neo-Gothic exterior and an eclectic interior. Across the street is another important temple called the School of Christ. In the northeast corner of the Main Garden sits the Viceregal Mansion with its admirable wooden gates, the Casa de los Condes de la Canal.

Barrio del Chorro San Miguel
Go for a walk at the Barrio del Chorro
The Barrio del Chorro, is a fabulous place for morning walks, exercises or simply to relax. According to the legend, the friar Juan de San Miguel discovered a spring here when he discovered dogs drinking water from it. This was known as the site of the city's founding. The Barrio del Chorro is filled with breathtaking gardens and fountains where you can take pictures and enjoy the amazing weather. Also, a viewpoint that offers exceptional views of San Miguel can be found further up, near the Real exit to Querétaro. You can't miss it!
Museo Historico Casa de Allende
Visit the Museum Museo Histórico Casa de Allende
Within the framework of San Miguel el Grande throughout the Viceroyalty, the museum honors Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, hero of Independence. It was inaugurated in February 1990 and is housed in what was the home of Allende himself, one of the leaders of the first stage of the War of Independence. It was the first museum of the National Institute of Anthropology and History to be restructured as part of the celebrations of the Bicentennial of Independence in 2010. 
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Shop for art and artisan made items!

There are countless art galleries in San Miguel. Artists from all over the world have moved there to live. Art and craft workshops as well as antique sales are available at the La Aurora Art and Design Center, also known as "La Fábrica." The region is known for its wool, brass, and sheet metal crafts. Aren't they beautiful?

Don't know what to wear to your next trip to San Miguel de Allende? We got it!

Rosa Handmade Dress

This beautiful dress will be a show stopper! In this outfit, you're comfortable for long walks in San Miguel's streets and can wear it casually or formally. The designs on this dress is an elegant representation of the beauty and vibrant colors of Mexico. Each item is individually handcrafted by skilled artisans that use creative and traditional techniques, a one-of-a-kind piece. Shop the look here! ❤️⁠

Tell us if you've ever visited San Miguel de Allende! What's your favorite thing to do? Any travel tips? Share with us in the comment section below!

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