San Miguel de Allende highlights a colonial charm.
Its warmth and its bohemian atmosphere can be felt even among the hustle and bustle of the people.
San Miguel de Allende, a town founded in 1542 by Fray de San Miguel. It grew during the Viceroyalty as it was in the Route of the Silver. Trade, work with iron, wool and quarry were daily trades. Artists from North America came to join the local artisans and so in the 1940s the school of Fine Arts emerged along with a cultural bohemian atmosphere that attracted the curiosity of renowned artists like David Alfaro Siqueiros who arrived to educate and give even more prestige to this city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2008.
In 2013 won first place in Condé Nast Traveler magazine and in 2016 won the 3rd. place in Travel & Leisure in its World Best Awards of the year, being considered the best in Latin America.
And why the name of San Miguel de Allende?
At the time of the Franciscans it was a village known as San Miguel, El Grande. It was long after the story that Ignacio Allende was born here who participated and lodged in the conspiracies of the insurgent movement. In 1826, the town became a city turning into San Miguel de Allende, a unique colonial city.
The Parish of San Miguel Arcángel
The Parish of San Arcángel was born as a parish temple after the foundation of the town of San Miguel El Grande. Through the years, it remained in ruins and it was rebuild on several occasions. Between the years of 1880 and 1890 it acquires a new transformation, it rebuilds its facade giving it a personality of its own that stands out from any point of the city you look at it.
Culture and Romance for a weekend
This Cultural Heritage is the perfect destination for romance. Feel the romance with your partner on a weekend as you stroll through the streets of this city where the bohemian atmosphere fills you with a special charm.