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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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  • Spanish first
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English first
Fort St. John, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Sedona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went because we were going to a specific gallery to see the paintings of Antonio Ramirez. Imagine our surprise when we entered the main courtyard and discovered what a gorgeous space it was! The central courtyard has a mural by famed Mexican muralist David Leonardo (who also has paintings in galleries in the Instituto) and there are many galleries... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Usually I would list the food first and the entertainment last. The food is good enough, not exceptional, except for their amazing chipotle pecan soup, but the reason why I go back, maybe at least once a month, and certainly if we are hosting tourists, is the entertainment. There is world class musicians who play there regularly and a lovely... More

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I always go to the Instituto when in SMA. I love The Yam gallery that had impressive modern art as well as beautiful vintage Sprawling pieces. The Instituto comes alive when they hold their monthly crafts fair that should not be missed .

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Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

One word comes to mind ''BEAUTIFUL'' This whole vacation was both stimulating to the eye as well as the pallet. Institutio Is just the tip of the Iceberg. Museums, Mayer Schacter Galeria, Atotonilco, La Parroquia, Botanical Gardens, Restaurants.and Warm People add to this colorful city. Walking is the easiest way to see most. Cobblestone streets and narrow sidewalks adds to... More

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Huntsville Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

There are Spanish classes from beginner level to advanced and also sculpture, painting, sketching, and even jewelry making! Whether you study or not, visit and see the activities.

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