San Miguel de Allende


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    Art for art’s sake in the heart of Mexico

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    Art for art’s sake in the heart of Mexico

How to enjoy San Miguel de Allende

Churros y chocolate, the vivid blue of spring flowering jacaranda, uneven cobble stone streets, the joyful sounds of a wandering mariachi band and the soft scent of jasmine; San Miguel is a treat for all of your senses

  • Marvel at the pink facade and multiple turrets of La Parroquia, the city’s beautiful and utterly unique parish church
  • Stroll among the dappled shade of ParqueJuárez where locals can be seen dancing to Zumba on Saturday mornings or relaxing by the fountains
  • Admire the murals and frescoes decorating the walls of the Escuela de Bellas Artes and escape the bustle and dust of the street in its verdant courtyard

Wandering through the narrow cobbled lanes of the historic center, it is easy to lose yourself among the vivid red and ochre walled alleys and hidden leafy courtyards with tumbling cascades of pink bougainvillea. Ornate baroque turrets, spires and cupolas stand out against the broad expanse of the azure blue sky. Tiny stores line the streets selling everything from decorated belt buckles to melt in the mouth buñuelos.

The best shopping to be had is probably the art. San Miguel hosts a vibrant art scene with several art schools including the Instituto Allende and Escuela de Bellas Artes which features an unfinished mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros. The next Frida Kahlo or even Andy Warhol may be here now as the town attracts artists and expats from all over the world, particularly the US.

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    When to visit San Miguel de Allende

    For processions and the spectacle of papier maché Judas dolls being exploded in the park, visit during Easter. The last two weekends in September host the annual running of the bulls (Pamplonada) and the dawn fireworks and traditional dancing to celebrate San Miguel’s patron saint.


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