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Inside Background
Although San Miguel was founded in the 1540s, the town you see today dates...
Last edited: May 03, 2009
Like any popular place in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende has its share of crime...
Last edited: March 04, 2013
Most tourists are likely to spend the bulk of their time in the Centro, the...
Last edited: May 06, 2009
Local Authors  The following books are written by San Miguel de Allende locals...
Last edited: January 09, 2009
San Miguel de Allende is in central Mexico -- prepare for extremes! The weather...
Last edited: January 09, 2009
Many if not most hotels, B&Bs and rentals in San Miguel offer free Wifi. It...
Last edited: August 10, 2011
San Miguel Allende boasts several art schools in Mexico. There are few places...
Last edited: May 27, 2013
Inside Transportation
There are two airports close to San Miguel. The most popular is Leon/Bajio...
Last edited: March 31, 2014
Since San Miguel is located in a mountainous region, it is not surprisingly...
Last edited: May 04, 2009
Downtown San Miguel is small enough to be explored on foot. The streets are...
Last edited: December 19, 2012
Taxi cabs are cheap and plentiful.  Standard fare within town is $30p, more at...
Last edited: February 16, 2014
Inside Things to Do
For relaxation, visit one of the hot springs out of town on the road to Dolores...
Last edited: September 11, 2010
San Miguel is not a big city, but there's always something going on. Whether...
Last edited: May 04, 2009
Exploring San Miguel requires a lot of walking -- a fact to keep in mind...
Last edited: August 09, 2011
San Miguel Allende is a museum in itself. The mix of indigenous cultures...
Last edited: June 18, 2012
The best way to explore San Miguel off the beaten path is to meet people and...
Last edited: February 14, 2013
San Miguel plays host to the performing arts throughout the year and a good way...
Last edited: March 10, 2011
Need a toothbrush? Deodorant? Some Mexican craft work? No worries. These items...
Last edited: May 03, 2010
Visit San Miguel's botanical garden, Charco del Ingenio, in the late afternoon...
Last edited: May 04, 2009
With the exception of a department store on the road out of town, shops in San...
Last edited: May 04, 2009
Although it has changed considerably over the years - no longer is there a pile...
Last edited: February 28, 2013
These are organised by the public library (Biblioteca) and set off from there...
Last edited: August 24, 2013
Volunteers offer informative guided walks around town most days of the week...
Last edited: May 29, 2013
Living in San Miguel de Allende with all the comforts of home (and often less...
Last edited: September 12, 2013
After much wrangling, the only archaeological site in the San Miguel area...
Last edited: February 21, 2011
With so many foreigners around town, and with so many waiters and shop staff...
Last edited: August 14, 2013
Yoga lessons can add a health and wellness dimension to the arts, food and...
Last edited: March 27, 2010
3 Señores is the original horseback riding company in San Miguel de Allende...
Last edited: February 28, 2013
San Miguel's premier school for the arts offers classes in photography...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
  The pyramid of La Canada de la Virgen, about a half hour's drive from San...
Last edited: April 07, 2011
Santuario Canada de la Virgin. Get in touch with nature - espace the cafe life...
Last edited: October 26, 2009
An impressive mansion on the Jardín, now occupied by a bank. The side entrance...
Last edited: November 01, 2010
This is an excerllent  Spanish School.  It is a very nice facility in a great...
Last edited: April 29, 2012
This 200-acre nature reserve has a variety of native vegetation and cacti...
Last edited: January 21, 2010
El Escondido is one of San Miguel's famus hot springs. Located several km out...
Last edited: May 08, 2009
At the heart of San Miguel's historic centre sits the Jardín: not strictly...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
San Miguel is chockablock with art galleries selling works with local and...
Last edited: May 08, 2009
Well-established gallery in attractive colonial building selling paintings...
Last edited: May 08, 2009
Casa del Inquisidor (Cuadrante 36): seat of the Spanish Inquisition from 1780...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
Its neoclassical dome can be seen far and wide and was supposedly modelled on...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
Few prisoners were actually held here as it was built not long before...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
Attractive, leafy park a short walk from the Jardín. Has a popular basket ball...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
La Gruta is the only hotspring directly on the San Miguel-Dolores road. Indoor...
Last edited: September 12, 2013
The more central of San Miguel's two downtown markets also has an artesan...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
Birthplace of Ignacio de Allende, one of the heroes of the Mexican independence...
Last edited: April 10, 2009
Regarded as the symbol of San Miguel, this pastel pink and orange neo-Gothic...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
Throughout Mexico, the word "Zócalo" is used for the main plaza or square. in...
Last edited: June 18, 2009
Inside Dining Scene
Restaurant recommendations  Ristorante de Andrea (inside Hacienda de Landeta, 3...
Last edited: February 12, 2012
Don't miss the rooftop atmosphere in San Miguel! Sunsets are spectacular and...
Last edited: January 03, 2013
Many restaurants in town have pleasant patios or courtyards. Several venues...
Last edited: January 03, 2013
Inside Mexico: For Foreign Visitors
The national currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso;  and Banco de Mexico is...
Last edited: January 22, 2014
Remember to keep the color departure/arrival form, if you lose it, you will...
Last edited: March 28, 2013
Puerto Vallarta  When a car accident occurs in Puerta Vallarta all cars...
Last edited: July 11, 2011
Phrases and words that may be helpful to you while in Mexico include: The...
Last edited: February 07, 2014
52 (Five Two) is the International Country Code for calling Mexico. 00 (zero...
Last edited: April 14, 2014
GUIDE TO TIPPING IN MEXICO Tipping guidelines for Mexico are nearly the same...
Last edited: November 04, 2013
Benito Juarez airport (MEX) serving Mexico City is modern and efficient. There...
Last edited: October 24, 2013
You can use a checking bankcard, credit card or debit card, and will find ATM's...
Last edited: February 28, 2014
For those of you who haven't used it, Mexico has an excellent intercity bus...
Last edited: January 14, 2014
Mexico’s national currency is the Peso.  Though some merchants both along the...
Last edited: March 11, 2010
Although Mexico is a big country, it can be easily travelled by car - if you...
Last edited: March 19, 2014
UNITED STATES United States Embassy in Mexico : Paseo de la Reforma 305, Col...
Last edited: May 04, 2009
There are "locales"  (or locations) for calling long distance that use VOIP...
Last edited: January 26, 2010
If you are stopped by the police, do your best not to hand over your original...
Last edited: January 20, 2014
Concerns for safety and security in Mexico have risen steadily over the past...
Last edited: October 16, 2011
There appears  to be some question regarding car rental and driving in Mexico...
Last edited: March 06, 2012
The following is from Profeco, the Mexican Governments Consumer Agency for...
Last edited: December 19, 2012