I intend to rent an apartment in San Miguel next year and probably spend about eight months there. Hands down, it's one of the best cities I've ever been to. I miss it!
San Miguel de Allende is amazing. Its colonial architecture and old buildings are just a living painting, full of colors. The market and the church are the best places to visit.
San Miguel de Allende is a great colonial town, unique because of its large artist population, and galleries galore. There is a lot to see right in the city center, and amazing hot springs (La Gruta is very neat - with a cave) just outside. There are a lot of restaurants with very good food (and desserts...), and the plaza is always lively.
With charming cobblestone streets and enchanting Colonial architecture, it’s no wonder the colorful town of San Miguel de Allende has been called “Mexican Disneyland.” An historic and artistic city, San Miguel de Allende regularly hosts brilliant displays of fireworks, exciting festivals, and beautiful parades.
Visitors to San Miguel de Allende will be able to find accommodate to suit any budget, ranging from hostels and hotels to exclusive resorts and vacation rentals. The hostels here are clean and beautiful, and the hotels are full of personality and charm. Thanks to the overwhelming foreign presence in San Miguel de Allende, tourists will feel right at home.
This destination is especially popular for artists or art aficionados, but there is more to the city of San Miguel de Allende than its thriving arts community. With a pleasant climate and plenty of Mexican landscapes to explore, nature lovers will find endless ways to entertain themselves in this stunning oasis. History buffs will appreciate the fine details of San Miguel de Allende’s 17th and 18th century architecture, the principal plaza of El Jardín, and the large church, Parroquia – which are some of the reasons why the city was announced a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008.
As San Miguel de Allende is a more remote town compared to many other Mexican destinations, getting to the city can be a bit of a challenge for visitors. Renting a car and driving to your hotel or hostel is great for tourists who hope to visit more of the surrounding country, but for visitors who plan to stay within the city, shuttles and taxis are available to bring you from the airports in either Leon or Mexico City. Parking in San Miguel de Allende can be difficult, as the colonial town features narrow, cobblestone streets that are more appropriate for walking.
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