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Top 10 things to do in San Miguel de Allende

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Due to its big population of American and Canadian expats, San Miguel de Allende is derided as a destination by travelers looking for an authentic Mexican experience, but it is a beautiful town and it’s worth staying a while to enjoy everything that the town offers.

Here’s a list of the top things to experience while staying in San Miguel, whether it is for an ideal family trip, with friends, or on a romantic plan.

1. Visit the Church of San Miguel Archangel

The Church of San Miguel Archangel, is one of the most important religious buildings in San Miguel de Allende, its architecture makes it one of the most striking nationwide. It simply does not go unnoticed, it is the first stop in this destination because it is the symbol of the city. A neo-Gothic gem that invites you to eat it with your eyes and see every detail of its architecture in pink stone.


2. Stroll the Streets

San Miguel displays plenty of colonial charm from its cobblestone streets and splendid churches and is a delight to stroll. Sit on a sidewalk and enjoy something as simple as seeing how colorful facades contrast with roofs covered with lush vegetation and colorful flowers.

Church of San Francisco, looking up Recreo

Church of San Francisco, looking up Recreo

3. Observe the city from the heights

A city like San Miguel de Allende is worth appreciating from near and far, as well as day or night. The best option is to climb to the viewpoint which is on land donated to the city by General Lazaro Cardenas. It is located within the estate of singer Pedro Vargas, a native of this city and from this point you can admire the destination at its best.


4. Shop

San Miguel is famed for its fabulous shopping and you’ll find beautiful handicrafts from all over Mexico. As you’ll see here talent it is what is left over and new proposals so purchases will naturally be here because what you will not find anywhere else.

Mexico, Bajio, San Miguel de Allende, Brightly coloured embroidered textile hanging outside arts shop with flower design in pink red and orange.

Mexico, Bajio, San Miguel de Allende, Brightly coloured embroidered textile hanging outside arts shop with flower design in pink red and orange.

5. Hang out in El Jardin

From folkloric performances to mariachis serenading couples in love. There is always something going on in El Jardin. Simply sit back and soak it all up for a while.


6. Delight in its gastronomy

From Mexican dishes to fusion cuisine, San Miguel de Allende is a gastronomic center of the Bajio. You will find traditional dishes, cuisine, international menus and recipes made with local ingredients; each restaurant adds to the many aromas, flavors and sensations that characterize the city.


7. Visit the Casa de Allende
Beautiful neoclassical facade designed in the mid-eighteenth century, this building houses an interesting collection of period pieces Independence arranged in the rooms that gave birth to the hero Ignacio Allende and Unzaga.


8. Live its festivals

If there is a place in Mexico where you can be sure to find a festival in which you can participate throughout the year, that is San Miguel de Allende. From January to December there are held cultural events, arts, traditional and gastronomic truly elicit sighs.


9. Staying in a boutique hotel

If you have in mind a romantic getaway exclusive hotels housed in what were formerly colonial houses offer comfortable rooms and fantastic gardens. Some will also agree with spa treatments and temazcal baths and have been considered among the best in the world by specialized US media.


10. Enjoy the artistic proposal of Factory La Aurora

Factory La Aurora is one of the most exclusive places in San Miguel de Allende, a beautiful art and design center located in a former textile factory that now offers studios, contemporary art galleries, antiques, furniture, jewelry. Here it is worth delving into a world full of proposals for national and foreign artists, and you can combine your visit eating at one of its restaurants and especially enjoying an environment full of history.



Source: Carmen Travel



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