5 Places to Visit in San Miguel de Allende

Bellas Artes Cultural Centre

There are many places to visit in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  We share with you 5  of our favourites in this colonial UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico.

It is a town of interesting architecture, good food and unique shopping.  Be sure to spend a few days enjoying this town and its people.

1. The San Francisco Galleries and Gift Mall in San Miguel de Allende

There are many galleries in San Miguel de Allende.  Local artists display their works here in this colonial building.  Take some time to visit the local craft shops as well.

Galleria San Francisco San Miguel de Allende

Galleria San Francisco

 

Shops Inside the Galeria San Francisco at San Miguel de Allende

Shops Inside the Galeria San Francisco

 

Inside Galleria San Francisco at San Miguel de Allende

Inside Galleria San Francisco

 

 

2. Plaza Norman

Local artisans display their crafts, here you will find the colourful ceramic skulls that Mexico is well known for.

Plaza Norman at San Miguel de Allende

Plaza Norman

 

3. San Francisco Church

The Church commenced construction in 1778 and was completed 20 years later.

San Francisco Church on corner of Juarez Street in San Miguel de Allende

San Francisco Church on corner of Juarez Street

 

4. The Fountains of San Miguel de Allende

Fountain on the corner of Mesones at San Miguel de Allende

Fountain on the corner of Mesones

 

5. Belle Artes Cultural Centre

Bellas Artes Cultural Centre at San Miguel de Allende

Bellas Artes Cultural Centre

 

Mexico is one of our favourite countries.   If you want more information on what you can see and do in San Miguel de Allende or the other areas of Mexico we have visited you can check out our adventures, just click on this link.

San Miguel de Allende Interesting Facts:

  • During the 20th century it was in danger of becoming a ghost town as a result of the Mexican War of Independence
  • It was originally called Izcuinapan by the local indigenous people
  • During the 1930s and 1940s the town attracted many artists and writers
  • In the 60s and 70s San Miguel de Allende had an influx of hippies and the city took on a Bohemian quality
  • Many of the old colonial homes that fell into ruin have been sold at higher prices than homes in Mexico City this is due to foreign buyers flocking to this city
  • In the historic centre there are over 2000 thousand doors and hiding behind those doors are 2000 interesting courtyards
  • Most residents are retirees from the US, Canada and Europe
  • Check out more reviews for accommodation on TripAdvisor: Click Here!

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