About San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de AllendeSan Miguel de Allende lies on the slopes of a steep hill overlooking a broad, beautiful valley. Founded in the 16th century, San Miguel is now designated as a national monument, and has preserved the beautiful Spanish architecture and cobblestone streets that date from its founding.

Mexico's Independence movement began in The towns surrounding San Miguel and the many historical events are commemorated with museums, monuments and festivals that attract both Mexican and International tourists. The charm of the town and surrounding area as well as the agreeable climate attract visitors from all over the world. Many choose to stay as permanent residents.

With a population of 50,000 people, the town has become a center for intellectual and artistic life, with galleries, schools and events that focus on painting, sculpture, music, literature, language and drama.

Numerous excellent restaurants, theater groups and recreational facilities contribute to the high quality of life in San Miguel. Yearly festivals such as the International Jazz Festival and the Festival de Musica de Camera bring performing artists from Mexico, Europe, North America and Asia to San Miguel

San Miguel de Allende ViewSan Miguels' patron Saint, the Archangel Michael is celebrated in September with three days of parades, fireworks and costumed dancers from all over Mexico.

Numerous other festivals provide interesting activities in every month of the year. Named one of Conde Nast's top ten travel destinations in the world, easy access by airplane, bus and automobile make San Miguel an attractive place to visit, spend time in, or as many people have discovered a new place to live.

San Miguel de Allende is a gem in the heart of Mexico, a beautiful small city with a vibrant international community and sights of historic interest at every turn.

For additional information about San Miguel, see:

Portal San Miguel, an online guide for residents and visitors with information on restaurants, hotels, arts, real estate listings, events, classes.

Insider's Guide Cover The Insider's Guide to San Miguel, a comprehensive reference designed for the traveler as well as residents. Written and continually updated by a long-time resident.

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