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Ranked #1 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Ranked #2 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: We are open BY APPOINTMENT only but usually have an Open House the last weekend of every month from noon to 5 pm. Please... more » Owner description: We are open BY APPOINTMENT only but usually have an Open House the last weekend of every month from noon to 5 pm. Please check our weekly ad in Atencion for contact information. One of the largest and highest quality folk art collections in all of Mexico, on a gorgeous country property in an architecturally spectacular, much-published building, Galeria Atotonilco is a ten-minute drive north of town. Voted the #1 gallery in San Miguel for the second year, in June 2012, it is an eye-dazzling array of a huge variety of folk art, from funny to exquisite, from all over Mexico. Folk art is a direct route to the true heart of Mexico: it's history, it's traditions, it's myths and legends, it's diverse cultures. Items in all price ranges can be shipped anywhere. We suggest you visit us early in your trip when you have not spent all your money and when shipping can be arranged if necessary. Even if you know little about folk art, we guarantee you will be amazed at the diversity, and we love sharing our knowledge with you. In addition to folk art, you will see country antique furniture, vintage textiles of great beauty, and historic photographs of 19th century Mexico.Within a mile is the historic church of Atotonilco, and the gorgeous country restaurant, Nirvana. Plan to spend at least an hour in our gallery. The time will fly by. Many visitors report that this gallery was the highlight of their visit to San Miguel. « less
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Ranked #3 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks

Regarded as the symbol of San Miguel, this pastel pink and orange neo-Gothic confection dates from the late 19th century and is said to have been built by an indigenous stonemason... more »

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Ranked #4 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
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Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #5 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Art Galleries; Shops; Other
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Ranked #6 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks

Santuario Canada de la Virgin. Get in touch with nature - espace the cafe life of San Miguel!  A little promoted but wonderful slow paced, huge nature reservation run by an... more »

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Ranked #7 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Sazón is San Miguel de Allende’s premier tabletop store and cooking school, housed in a magnificent 18th century casa in the... more » Owner description: Sazón is San Miguel de Allende’s premier tabletop store and cooking school, housed in a magnificent 18th century casa in the heart of this charming colonial town in the highlands of central Mexico. Sazón is the cooking school of Hotel Casa de Sierra Nevada, and is open to everyone, not only guests of the hotel. « less
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Ranked #8 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
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Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: El Charco del Ingenio is a botanical garden and nature preserve just a few minutes from the historical city of San Miguel de... more » Owner description: El Charco del Ingenio is a botanical garden and nature preserve just a few minutes from the historical city of San Miguel de Allende. The name comes from a spring-fed pool nestled in an impressive canyon. With great biodiversity, many different species of native plants and animals are in the canyon, the wetlands and the dry scrubland. El Charco hosts an extensive botanical collection made up of cacti and other succulent Mexican plants, many of which are rare, threatened or in danger of extinction. This is a place that was sanctified as a Peace Zone by the Dalai Lama, where you can enjoy the Conservatory of Mexican Plants, scenic overlooks, historic sites, trails, Interactive Garden for Children, camping zone, cafeteria & gift shop, as well as different activities like guided tours, sweat-lodge, workshops, concerts, full moon ceremonies and more. « less
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Ranked #10 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks

At the heart of San Miguel's historic centre sits the Jardín: not strictly speaking a garden but the town's main plaza, pedestrianised on three sides and busy day and night. Great... more »

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Ranked #11 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: We have created a 2.5 Acre Art installation.......You have to see it to appreciate it...The Gallery shows the work of Anado... more » Owner description: We have created a 2.5 Acre Art installation.......You have to see it to appreciate it...The Gallery shows the work of Anado McLauchlin and guest artists.....The whole site is full of mosaic whimsy and delightful mirth! « less
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Ranked #12 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Specialty Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Throughout Mexico, the word "Zócalo" is used for the main plaza or square. in San Miguel de Allende it's the name of one of the town's excellent craft stores. San Miguel's main... more »

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Ranked #13 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Art studio.Mexican Art, make it your own!Do you love to travel, do you love art and culture? If "yes" read on. I want to... more » Owner description: Art studio.Mexican Art, make it your own!Do you love to travel, do you love art and culture? If "yes" read on. I want to introduce you to Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.It started as an art studio of an artist couple, Cristiana Marinescu, Rumanian artist, graphic designer and Art therapist and Fernando Gonzalez, Mexican painter and Muralist. "I have being drawing for as long as I can remember. When I was 3 or 4 my aunt would give me art projects to keep me occupied! ". Over the years, In a restless search of looking for the perfect creativeexpression Cristiana studied Architectural Design, Graphic Design, Art and Psychology. Fernando also painted his entire life, growing up in this father painting studio, from an early age he helped his father. Much against his will, as a boy interested in play not painting, he learn the techniques of the masters. As an adult he searched for his own style and for a while settled on Magic Realism. Also he becamed interested in large scale painting and produced several murals in public space in US.After traveling, painting, teaching and showing their art for over 30 years in Mexico and US, Over their long painting and teaching careers they sold paintings to individuals and businesses from North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.If you visit San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico and you are an art lover and collector visiting their studio is a must. Please contact them for an appoitment.For painters, beginner and intermediate, their Studio presents an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills.Cristiana and Fernando taught at in several settings, College classes, workshops, and individual instruction.One class led to another and currently they offer a full art program for beginners and intermediate painters.Here are several classes on their schedule: Workshops focused on drawing and painting, abstract painting workshop, self exploratory art, and One on One painting that results in a 24"x36" painting focused on Mayan symbolism. Workshops are 3-10 Days in length. Instruction is in English but Spanish is optional.A brand new workshop is paint "Frida Kahlo Style". It is a 5 days workshop experiencing the style of revolutionary Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.Cristi Fer Art Studio it's an unique addition to all the fascinating things SMA has to offer. Contact them for more information. « less
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Ranked #14 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Nature and Parks

Attractive, leafy park a short walk from the Jardín. Has a popular basket ball court, early morning exercise classes. Young lads honing their bullfighting skills (without the... more »

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Ranked #15 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in Mexico.
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Ranked #16 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
One of the town's premier language schools.
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Ranked #17 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Architectural Buildings; Educational Sites; Landmarks
This famous school offers arts, writing and language classes.
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Ranked #18 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #19 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Established in 1959, we are proud to be the first Spanish Language school in San Miguel de Allende to specialize in teaching... more » Owner description: Established in 1959, we are proud to be the first Spanish Language school in San Miguel de Allende to specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language. « less
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Ranked #20 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks

San Miguel's premier school for the arts offers classes in photography, sculpture, music, dance and painting. Located in an old convent, it has a pretty patio, open to the public... more »

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Ranked #21 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: The birthplace of Ignacio Allende, one of the leaders of the War of Independence, is now a museum dedicated to this national... more » Owner description: The birthplace of Ignacio Allende, one of the leaders of the War of Independence, is now a museum dedicated to this national hero. « less
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Ranked #22 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Airport & ground transfers; Transportation
Ranked #23 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The birthplace of Ignacio Allende, a hero of the Mexican Revolution, is now a museum that documents the history of the... more » Owner description: The birthplace of Ignacio Allende, a hero of the Mexican Revolution, is now a museum that documents the history of the region from ancient times through independence. « less
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Ranked #24 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This 18th-century church, built in the architectural style called churrigueresque, contains several pieces of well-known art.
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Ranked #25 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Museums
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Ranked #26 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #27 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks

This is an excerllent  Spanish School.  It is a very nice facility in a great location in San Miguel.  It' s possible to request one-on-one lessons  for 2 hours each day, if a... more »

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Ranked #29 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 52 attractions in San Miguel de Allende
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
This school offers instruction in both dance and music.
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