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Review of Museo de San Miguel de Allende

Museo de San Miguel de Allende
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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.
Sacramento, California, United States
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

San Miguel is at the center of the 1810 revolution and has always been a town whose influence exceeds its size. This museum tells the stories well.

Visited April 2013
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takeitallin14
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“Great History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I really enjoyed this place. It had so much history about Mexico that I wasn't overly familiar with, but it was done in such an interesting way. This was a must-see place for me!

Visited June 2013
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Hinton, Canada
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“The Wonderful city of Doors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

I love many Mexican cities and beach communities, but San Miguel de Allende has a very special charm. There's a wonderful, open spirit which makes locals, tourists and art college attendees Instituto Allende, Bellas Artes and one new school happier and friendlier Anyone can attend these schools for instruction in art and even Spanish. The narrow streets with their awesome (thousand) doors in all colors under the sun are special as is the Plaza Allende and Parroquia de San Miguel. The immense Parque Juarez in the center is an all-ecompassing park where the huge egrets can be seen roosting in the trees.I have yet to find as vibrant and enticing a town square anywhere. The arts atmosphere pervades the city, its streets, shops, restaurants and every corner of the World Unesco SIte city about 180 miles north of Mexico City. It is truly an artist colony in the mountains with artists of all styles from around the world working together for the good of the local community (alleviating childhood poverty, improving education and standard of living.) Now they just have to find a way to rid the city of the illegal burning from time to time, which makes the best time to visit wintertime. I felt as if I could live there forever!!!

Visited June 2012
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Pound Ridge, New York
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“Beautiful architecture and fascinating history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We spent a good hour and a half in this lovely colonial building and learned a great deal about the history of the town and one of the heroes of the Revolution. Although not all of the displays are in English, my husband, who speaks no Spanish, found it equally captivating.

Visited March 2013
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San Jose, California
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“Stunning Colonial Architecture with Historic Furniture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

My friend and I spent about an hour and half touring the exhibits. Many, but not all, of the exhibits are in English as well as Spanish. Entry was free for seniors -- I think 60 or above, so we did not have to pay. Such a deal!! Lovely authentic colonial home of a great hero, that gave his life for the freedom of Mexico from the Spanish. A great experience for all ages. On the main square across from the Parroquia - main church.

Visited March 2013
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