San Miguel de Allende can be found in Guanajuato, Mexico. This magnificent city was founded in 1542. Since then, many tourists have come to experience what San Miguel de Allende can offer. San Miguel de Allende is rich in historical attractions and stories. Tourists will love how this city has been transformed from little town to an attractive tourists destination. The climate of San Miguel de Allende is considered semi-desert, with very little precipitation. The rainy season begins in June and lasts until mid-October. But do not be discouraged by the rain fall, for this season San Miguel de Allende is most beautiful. The surrounding hillsides become a lush tropical green color with many wildflowers in full bloom.
This cultural city is very rich in arts, painting, weaving, sculpting, photography and of course Spanish. San Miguel de Allende is known for its colonial center of arts, where you can see exceptional neo-Gothic churhes and colonial mansions. Not only that, you can find boutiques, patio restaurants, and fine shops.
This city is prosperous in historical information and sites, for sure students of arts from around the world would definetly appreciate and love it. Starting with La Parroquia (city’s most vital structure created by Ceferino Guitierrez inspired by a Mexican-Indian version of a Gothic cathedral). Then check the Instituto Allende founded in 1951 (one of Latin America’s largest school for fine arts). After this, Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez for a diverse events (art exhibits, theater productions, dance performances, and concerts) all year round. Lastly, don’t forget Academia Hispano Americana, an 18th-century mansion that became a national monument.
While visiting these sites, you can stop by on some of the best and must visit restaurants like, La Capilla, Bugambilia, La Cartuja, Posada Carmina and Mama Mia to name a few. These restaurants offer a wide variety of food from Mexican to Italian, from Chinese to American. If you are on a tight budget, there are available restaurants that offer moderately priced food.
To end your trip in San Miguel de Allende, do not forget to buy some handicrafts. You can buy antiques and even furniture. Shops are located along the streets going to the central square. Check out these shops: La Antigua, Bazar Unicornio, Diva, Goldie Designs, San Miguel Shoe, and Zocalo.