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Cultural, artisan and artistic presence of Dolores Hidalgo, CIN in San Miguel

On July 3-10, the “Dolores Hidalgo in San Miguel” exhibition can be viewed at Casa de Europa located in front of the San Francisco church, on San Francisco street in downtown San Miguel de Allende.

The magnificent hands of Dolores will give us their cultural richness in the color and creativity we so enjoy in wine tasting, fruit liqueurs and gastronomy, as well as display unique pieces of ceramic, basketry, leather, wood and other materials that highlight the creative beauty of our neighboring Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) for its historical legacy, the authenticity of its traditions, and the integrity of its Otomí culture.

You can visit this exhibition at Casa de Europa in San Miguel for free. It will be a unique opportunity to personally get to know traditional Otomí cooks who will offer diverse dishes from their indigenous kitchens such as la vitualla, a stew prepared for all family festivities and to commemorate religious events. In addition, complementary snacks made from corn will be offered daily at two separate times: from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Attendees will learn about the magnificent historical haciendas of Dolores Hidalgo, CIN, now auspicious settings for refined social events. We will also sample their famous and exquisite handmade ice cream in many exotic flavors including tequila, margarita, garambullo, tamarind, cheese and shortbread, pleasing to the gourmet palate of anyone who appreciates the natural and authentic as an exceptional and wonderful experience.

The birthplace of José Alfredo Jiménez will demonstrate its ample creativity with this vibrant exhibition of its cultural heritage in the historic center of San Miguel de Allende and at the IV National World Heritage Conference.
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Mexico World Heritage Iconographic Exhibition

On July 4 -11, at the Historic Museum of San Miguel de Allende, located at Cuna de Allende #1, you may visit with free entry the allusive iconographic exhibition of ten Mexican cultural heritage of humanity UNESCO cities. These jewels are: Ciudad de México, Xochimilco, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Morelia, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Tlacotalpan, Campeche and San Miguel de Allende. The exhibited works have been created by San Miguel architecture students from the University of León. More information at:

The exhibition will be held in honor of the 8th anniversary of the declaration of San Miguel and Santuario de Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco as UNESCO sites, and as part of the 4th National World Heritage Conference in San Miguel de Allende. This year the Medal will be awarded on July 7th to Guanajuato’s journalist Cristina Pacheco and Doctor of History Miguel León-Portilla. The conference will be attended by honored guests from the cities of Quito, Ecuador and Xochimilco, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and the Pueblo Mágico of Dolores Hidalgo, C.I.N. This neighboring city will offer a free concert with the Brass Ensemble of the “Esperanza Azteca” Orchestra from La Cuna de la Independencia Nacional – the Cradle of National Independence.

During this celebration, on July 3-10 at Casa de Europa in front of the San Francisco church in downtown San Miguel, we will also enjoy the cultural and artisan exhibition “Dolores Hidalgo en San Miguel.” There will be complimentary wine tasting, exquisite handmade ice cream and Otomí snacks. Daily from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We will also learn about the tourist attractions of Dolores Hidalgo, C.I.N.