San Miguel de Allende is a city that combines the picturesque nature of a provincial city and the Cosmopolitan simultaneously. With its narrow, stone-paved streets, tree-filled yards, fine architectonic details and sumptuous interior designs, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico.
In 2008, UNESCO named San Miguel de Allende, and the adjacent Santuario de Jesús de Atotonilco, World Heritage of Humanity, citing the religious architecture and the civil architecture of the village as a taste of the evolution of different tendencies and styles from Baroque to Neo-Gothic from the end of the 19th Century.
The gastronomic offer is of the highest quality, as well as the quality of their hotels, some with prestigious international recognition.
It’s a community of the highest cultural level, where over 15 festivals take place every year.
It features a wide range of art galleries, including the Aurora Center of Art and Design, which houses more than 50 galleries, jewelry and auteur furniture, as well as restaurants and cafés.
San Miguel houses a great community of foreign people, so it’s normal to find services in English; hotels and restaurants satisfy the needs of the most demanding gourmet eaters, however, it’s still a Mexican style town where the local people mingle with a great number of nationalities in perfect harmony.
San Miguel is a preferred destination for art lovers everywhere. The openings of studios, courses and workshops play a vital part of the thriving artistic scene. Galleries, boutiques and stores with a wide range of arts and crafts abound.