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Instituto Allende

Address: Ancha de San Antonio, 22 | San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Arts and crafts
Owner description: This famous school offers arts, writing and language classes.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Arts and crafts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Owner description: This famous school offers arts, writing and language classes.

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Los Gatos, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited during an arts and craft fair just after Christmas and found beautiful rugs, jewelry and metals birds...there is a "museum" quality store within that has beautiful jewelry, I bought 3 pairs of silver earings for myself and friends by an artist who's name I forgot to write down. The restaurant is supposed to be amazing but we never... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was disappointed that the small terrace bar open during my last visit, had closed. Views from the terrace at night are some of the best in town. During festivals local craftsmen display and sell their wares here.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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157 reviews 157 reviews
82 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Small, but very organized and helpful if you still do not know this part of history. You can read or even listen to several videos spread all over the beautiful well-cared house. I actually learned a lot and would recommend it.

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los angeles
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Certainly the cradle of most of the cultural activity in San Miguel. Many upscale delis on the street leading there.

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LaPaz,baja sur, mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Many things happen in around the Instituto....Very well known for Spanish school and art works in many mediums and is the international school for many artists....central and extremely interesting.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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207 reviews 207 reviews
36 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Instituo de Allende is a beautiful architectural building just outside the city center. Where artists come together. Similar but unlike other buildings in SMA. Also has a nice terrace where you can see a a beautiful view of the Parroquia.

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Ignacio Allende was one of the principal figures in the battle for independence against Spain. this is the house where he was born, turned into a museum. It's located right next to the not to be missed Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel, so it's really easy to get to. you can get this done in about an hour and... More 

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Kansas City Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Institute used to be a hacienda so it is nice to visit to get some idea of how the wealthy used to live. You enter a large courtyard with a big central fountain. It has its own chapel and we saw to shows in what was the lengthy formal dining room. One evening there was a mother daughter flaminco... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

with a history of a fabulous art school the Instituto now houses a Spanish school, Life Long Learning courses, a beautiful terrace with great views of San Miguel and a wonderful restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. On special weekends the Instituto offers Art & Craft fairs in their large courtyard where vendors display handicraft from nearby villages and... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very relax place to have some lunch, with a beautiful vew, and the waitress very friendly. Around the gallery's and art.

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