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Instituto Allende

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Address: Ancha de San Antonio, 22 | San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Phone Number: 014151033109
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8:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This famous school offers arts, writing and language classes.

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Over the top music and food

Mi Casa Resaurante has changed hands and is now Mi Casa Bistro, with cuisine by the excellent caterers, 2 Suecos (2 Swedes) and gypsy jazz fusion music by Gil Gutierrez and his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mi Casa Resaurante has changed hands and is now Mi Casa Bistro, with cuisine by the excellent caterers, 2 Suecos (2 Swedes) and gypsy jazz fusion music by Gil Gutierrez and his band of talented musicians. What can I say except make a reservation and go! It will be a highlight of your San Miguel experience.

Thank EthanFeldman
Toronto On Canada
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169 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the institute several times, first for the murals and then for the arts and crafts show. If you go out the back you get a great view of the church.

Thank geektrvlr
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure how Trippet visor figured out that I went to the Instituto but they are clever. We had a marvelous dinner there and Gil a local favorite that has a ranch festival every Sunday afternoon at Zagundo played the whole evening. Absolutely amazing guitars violin percussion and vocals. Out on the terrace the views of the parochial are... More 

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San Pedro, Belize
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am taking a clay class I just walked in and they worked around my 2 weeks time here in San Miguel. The instructor is knowledgeable and is helping the 6 students do a variety of projects.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clowns, jokers, masks, dark, light, what the festival of the dead, an annual event, is all about and worth the effort to find it.

Thank BlondeByChoice
Manchester, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Check when the artisan market is held. Very reasonable prices and very many vendors of beautiful quality crafts and art. We also took spanish classes here which were fabulous and by the end of 5 days I could understand and had words for a lot more than when I started. . . . of course, all in the present tense!... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Since I'm a wedding photographer I've worked at this beautiful college several times - it's an old hacienda turned into a Spanish school. It offers beautiful gardens and a great restaurant. I love this place for relaxing, reading or hanging with friends plus it has a perfect view of the cathedral !!! Salad !!

Thank heidi D
Redwood City, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Many things to do here beside study language - galleries, exhibits, a good place for lunch and Mi Casa for dinner. Mi Case isn't open every night so check the schedule. The half owner, Gil Gutierrez, is a world famous guitarist and the music is splendid. Ask Gil about Zandunga, the country place he and his wife own. Concerts every... More 

Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Instituto Allende is housed in a large building with a stone facade perhaps a 10 minute walk from the center of town. To get there, it's a charming walk along cobbled streets. Art classes are ongoing and the students are representative of many cultures and walks of life. There's not too much to see as a casual visitor there unless... More 

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Chicago, IL
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Instituto Allende is not only a learning center but also a focal point for many community activities and a commercial space for artists and small vendors of all sorts. They frequently hold art fairs there. Purchasing items from their constituents is a great way to support artists for whom a storefront or studio is not practical. Their art is just... More 

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