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Instituto Allende

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
Activities: Leisure education, Arts and crafts
Description: This famous school offers arts, writing and language classes.
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English first
Kansas City Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The artisan market and open galleries were really enjoyable to walk through and speak with local artisans and artists. I did a good deal of shopping at this market and most vendors accepted major credit cards if you did not have cash on hand.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was looking for a fun hands on experience for my kids 8 &11. I was hoping for a fun art project or cultural art experience. We got way beyond that at the Instituto Allende. We took a weaving class for three days. We happened upon it because we were left high and dry that morning by another weaver who... More

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Fort St. John, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We went to the Instituto just to meander thru and check it out to see if it would be somewhere that we would like to study at. What a beautiful venue! Be sure to go and check out the art walk/market. Came home with 2 paintings!

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

you learn about SMdA and close your eyes and imagine what life was like when the Allende family lived in the building. It is a course in Mexican history just across the stree from the Parochia!

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Institute has cut back on its art classes since it glory days, but it still maintains a large Spanish language school. Its courtyard is well worth a visit and has a nice outdoor cafe perfect for lunch.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

attentive and professional staff and teachers! ready to answer any questions and help with your goals positive, caring environment! Cannot say enough positive about the beautiful gardens where you can take classes! Gracias !

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Amazing murals and interior courtyards. A place to savor the history, and have some quiet time. It serves as a great place to meet friends during a day spent independently exploring San Miguel de Allende.

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