San Miguel de Allende explodes like a Pollock splash of color from the rolling green mountains of central Mexico. Just three hours outside of Mexico City sits this jewel of a city that is as culturally diverse as it is historic and colorful.
With stunning colonial architecture, pops of brilliant color, cobblestone streets, and undulating mountains, San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico’s most picturesque and beloved cities. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008.
While the destination has always been postcard-perfect and has drawn travelers from all over the world for decades, in the last few years, San Miguel de Allende has elevated itself to world-class status. It offers fantastic restaurants, luxury hotels, wellness amenities, art galleries, and a year-round calendar of events. Not only that, the weather is more or less perfect 365 days a year.
Most visitors recognize the city from the iconic church that sits at its heart. From here, visitors are invited to discover the dozens of art galleries, viewpoints for 360-degree panoramas, nearby hot springs, festivals, botanical gardens, and more.
Being a huge destination for expats, the city offers ample opportunity to do a deep dive into immersive Spanish classes. It truly is a haven – a beautiful oasis and one that will forever leave a magnificent imprint on your memory.
For ideas on the best places to visit in this enchanting city, see our list of the top things to do in San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel Times