Published On: Fri, May 26th, 2017

Toone Tours the Oldest ‘Hoods and Best Fiesta of the Year

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Explore San Miguel de Allende’s oldest neighborhoods set aside by the Spanish for the indigenous (Centro was for the Spanish).  We’ll climb up and up to enjoy panoramic sunset views of the city while learning why we are the epicenter for the cult of the cross.
cool indian with shell
The tour will end in Valle de Maiz which hosts the final, and biggest, fiesta honoring the cross in the month of May.  There will be dancing, music, climbing greased poles for prizes, reenactments of battles between the Conquistadors and Chichimecas and often, an appearance of a St. Martha’s dragon. 
The walking is marginally strenuous and off the beaten paths.  The fiesta is rarely viewed by foreigners though it is my favorite and one I perform at each year!
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This adventurous, and one night only, tour costs 400 pesos or 20 USD.  The tour is this Saturday, May 27th, at 6PM.  Reservations required via or  Joseph Toone is San Miguel’s best ranked walking tour guide and best selling author of the series, San Miguel de Allende Secrets on local history and travel.
cool indigeous dancers


Joseph Toone is the Historical Society’s short-story award winning author of the SMA Secrets book series.  All books in the series are Amazon bestsellers in Mexican Travel and Holidays.  Toone is SMA’s expert and TripAdvisor’s top ranked historical tour guide telling the stories behind what we do in today’s SMA.  Visit, and



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