Old Silver Mining City
San Miguel de Allende, most often referred to as San Miguel, is one of a group of old Silver Mining cities, which includes San Miguel, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi and Alamos. These cities all lie north-west of Mexico City. Each has its own unique character, features and atmosphere - but together they make up some of Mexico's best inland travel experiences. These cities are friendly places; the areas are not overwhelmed with tourists as some of the coastal areas can be.
A Colonial City in Real Mexico
It is in the colonial cities that the real Mexico begins to emerge. You'll see real people living real lives; experience magnificent scenery; stay at wonderful colonial hotels that offer terrific value for money; savor local foods and flavors as colorful and diverse as the cultures that create them.
Safety in San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende is very safe: Crime is low and its a great region to consider if you want to treat your family to a real cultural experience in Mexico.
You will be Impressed with all the Colors of the City
San Miguel de Allende itself is a quiet, quaint, cobble-lined town that attracts in the main, artists, craftspeople and foreign expatriates who have chosen to retire in Mexico.
Old World Charm with Modern-Day Cosmopolitan Lifestyle
Although this is a small city, it successfully combines old world charm with modern-day cosmopolitan lifestyle. Most activities surround arts and learning, painting, weaving, photography and sculpture. Spanish Language schools are big here too;
San Miguel, a great place to visit Mexico!!!
Like Cuernavaca, San Miguel is great for the day, or better if you stay a few days or weeks! The town is known for its fine hotels & B&Bs, quaint restaurants and fine shops.
Mexico Colonial City
San Miguel is a must-see destination as part of a tour of Mexico's colonial cities. If a local festival is going on, much more so - but even during quieter times, this city has a unique, attractive charm that reflects all that is best about Mexico. Come here for a visit, and experience what it's like to feel irresistibly drawn in by its colonial spell.
San Miguel is packed with stunning colonial feel and architecture, visit the colonial center, Instituto Allende, Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez also known as the Escuela de Bellas Artes, la Casa del Mayorazgo de Canal. Hot Spring waters are nearby, the most popular are La Gruta and La Taboada. When night falls visit the locally hosted parties that are traditional with the locals. San Miguel is principally known for its fine artwork and crafts which is widely available throughout the town.