“Cañada de la Virgen” becomes the first ancient monument designated by INAH in a decade

An ancient Mexican site more than 1,000 years old has been declared the country’s first archaeological zone in a decade, antiquities institute INAH announced on Tuesday, despite several years of steep budget cuts for archeological research. Cañada de la Virgen, the modern name of an ancient Otomi ceremonial center, is located near the picturesque More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
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SMA attracts 600 million pesos during the Mexican Independence long weekend

During the long weekend for the national holidays from September 14 to 17, the municipality of San Miguel de Allende collected 600 million pesos in economic income and one hundred percent hotel occupancy according More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, September 18th, 2022
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Traditional Alborada coming to San Miguel on September 29th

One of the most important traditions, since colonial times to the present, is the celebration of the patron saint San Miguel Arcángel. The San Miguel people celebrate these patron saints the weekend closest to More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, September 17th, 2022
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Do you remember the “Sanmiguelada”?

Memories of old celebrations in San Miguel. In 2007, the traditional Sanmiguelada (also known as the “Pamplonada”), was suspended. This event used to take place on the third Saturday of September, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, September 9th, 2022
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Go-To Guy in San Miguel Art

St. Luke was one of the apostles, wrote major parts of the New Testament and, more relevant to today’s San Miguel de Allende, became the patron of artists.  Let’s delve into More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
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It’s official, SMA and Aspen, Colorado are now Twin Cities

With the signature of the municipal president Mauricio Trejo, San Miguel de Allende and Aspen, Colorado are now Sister Cities. This twinning is based on three fundamental axes: the cultural link, the artistic More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, September 1st, 2022
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INAH accuses San Miguel City Council of damage to architectural heritage

The widening of a sidewalk in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, has upset the powers that be at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). In a statement issued on Saturday, INAH said it had More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
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Mauricio Trejo travels to the US to sign a twinning with Aspen, Colorado

With the aim of strengthening the economy and tourism, the entourage of the Government of San Miguel de Allende headed by Mauricio Trejo, is making a working tour of the United States. During this week, Trejo More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
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Geography-Based Catholicism

My pal that died in February and I often teased each other how Catholicism was different here than up North.  She refused to believe insisting ‘Catholic’ means universal.  On one hand she More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, August 29th, 2022
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Best of San Miguel Secrets Free!

A Midsummer’s Night Dream! Nestle down while it rains reading a free copy of the newest Amazon best-seller on our town from the book series – San Miguel de Allende Secrets.  The book, Best More...