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San Miguel de Allende: Culture and romance

Things to do

Downtown Walk

San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico´s World Heritage Cities, well worth one full day of admiring together its baroque architecture. You don´t want to miss the main garden and San Miguel Church, the icon of the city; the mansion Casa de los Condes de la Canal, the Cultural Center with mural paintings of Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as to visit the neighborhood named Del Chorro, with several lovely gardens and fountains and with exceptional views of San Miguel.

Craft Shops and Art Galleries

A walk of downtown to visit art galleries and craft shops in San Miguel is a must for all visitors. The large community of artists and designers presents a diversity of paintings, sculptures and handicrafts that you don´t want to miss. Typical crafts in the region are made of wool, brass, tin and wood. You will find a Craft Market at the corner of Colegio and Animas and you will find a milliard art galleries along your walk and the Aurora Art and Design Center, where you will see some young artists working and getting trained.


A large highly educated local community and a good number of local and international visitors have helped San Miguel develop a large variety of delicious restaurants with traditional and contemporary cuisines from Mexico and the world. Besides the high quality of food and drinks you will be impressed by the charm and hospitality of the owners, who are usually around to greet their customers.

Music and Nightlife

All year long in San Miguel de Allende you will find live music, dance music, multiple bars and restaurants at street level and rooftop. Nightlife is particularly lively on weekends and you can always find a place right for your mood, from an Irish Pub to a glass of wine in front of El Jardin. In the month of July there is a Chamber Music Festival and in early December the Jazz festival, oth events with high quality performers from around the world.