San Miguel de Allende, a unique town
San Miguel de Allende is a singular place. It has been called a city of art, culture, tradition and fiesta. Enjoy the more than 400 year old beautiful architecture of its downtown buildings. Founded in 1542 by the Franciscan missionary Fray Juan de San Miguel referred to by the locals as the "The Cradle of National Independence”.
A national monument and historic zone protected by the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History in 1982. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site by the United Nations in July of 2008. And in 2013 it was voted by “Condé Nast Traveler” as the #1 city to visit in the world stating: "San Miguel de Allende nabbed the No. 1 spot thanks to its great atmosphere, excellent restaurants, culture and ambiance galore. The lack of street lights and billboards makes the region romantically and historically beautiful, and the city itself offers a traditional feeling of a small town in the heart of Mexico. An amazing place to be."
It also has benn voted by “Travel & Leisure” magazine as one of the top 12 cities in the world to visit. Known for its cobblestone streets providing a safe haven in which to wander and discover the town. The beautiful houses and parks. The art schools. The archeological places. The many galleries and museums. The incredible number of traditional colorful fiestas and celebrations, every month, almost every day, one after the other. The intense artistic and cultural life, where many artists and intelectuals from all over the world, many of them full time residents, interact with the local talents and the gentle and kind people native from this amazing city.
If you want to relax and enjoy the calm and beauty of the place and its peaceful gardens, this is the place. If you prefer to start a historical and cultural adventure, many places of interest await you. If you are for the archeology, La Cañada de la Virgen is something to see. How about some Eco-adventure? The surroundings of the city offer many posibilities. Or maybe you prefer the intense night life, to party and dance in the many bars and dancing places of this really unique city.
And many more surprises await you in a city full of them.
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