San Miguel De Allende: A Handy Guide

San Miguel De Allende: A Handy Guide, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (B)

As an introduction to the colonial towns of Mexico, San Miguel de Allende is quite possibly a perfect choice. Beautiful colonial architecture; clean, cobblestoned streets; festivals, fireworks and parades galore; and a central square dominated by a sumptuous fairy tale church.

It’s especially atmospheric at night when the subdued street lighting acts in tandem with the strong pastel accents of rust, yellow and terracotta that dominate the building facades. Something that sets it apart from most other Mexican pueblo magicos.

Critics will point to the sizeable ex-pat retiree population (roughly 10-12,000 – mostly from the US and Canada) and the gentrification of the historic centre in arguing that the town doesn’t represent the “true Mexico”. Indeed, property prices have sky-rocketed over the past few years. And substantial properties are either being built or renovated in the hillsides surrounding the town. Not just by ex-pats but wealthy Mexicans, too. Especially from Mexico City, just four hours or so away by road. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: San Miguel De Allende: A Handy Guide
Guide Location: Mexico » San Miguel de Allende
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • El Jardin
  • Parroquia de San Miguel Archangel
  • Templo del Oratorio de San Felipe Neri
  • Calle Aldama
  • Barrio D La Aldea
  • La Esquina
  • Museo Historico de San Miguel de Allende
  • Fabrica la Aurora
  • Instituto Allende
  • Tianguis de la Martes
  • Mercado Ignacio Ramirez
  • Olimpo
  • Santa Julia
  • Providencia
  • Tacos Don Felix
  • El Puerto Seafood
  • Baha Fish Taquito
  • Andy’s Taco Cart
  • Luna Tapas Bar
  • Cantina El Tanempa
  • Cantina El Manantial