Published On: Sat, Jul 9th, 2016

San Miguel de Allende, the Historic City in Guanajuato

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According to San Miguel de Allende is considered by many to be one of the hidden jewels among all of the towns in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

Situated about 165 miles northeast of Mexico City, this is definitely a walking town. It is best navigated on foot, which is fine anyway because that gives you an opportunity to get a close-up look at all of the many stunning and awe-inspiring attractions you will find here.

This is a town with considerable historic, religious and cultural significance. Many years ago, the town’s claim to fame was as a major stopover point on the silver route between Zacatecas and Mexico City. Those days are gone, but the city’s allure as a place to escape while immersing yourself into the local culture and traditions is still going strong. In fact, the town’s wealth of historical and architectural treasures—from a diverse range of time periods and design styles—has earned it a designation as a World Heritage of Humanity site by UNESCO.


(Photo: Travel Pulse)

The quant, charming village features cobblestone streets, traditional-style homes with Spanish architecture and stucco walls, and lots of narrow walkways that serve as your winding passageway around town.

There is a thriving art scene here, along with many museums and art galleries. So whether you are a budding artist, or just a fan who appreciates creative works, you will be thrilled at all of the artistic talent you will find here.

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