San Miguel de Allende.

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The moment you set foot in the center of San Miguel de Allende (map), you get the feeling you’ve stepped into a time machine, with the neo-Gothic steeples of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel (Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, map) rising above the city, carved out of pink sandstone.

San Miguel de Allende is a colonial city in the state of Guanajuato in the Bajio mountains of central Mexico, about 270 km (170 mi) northwest of Mexico City.

Today, an old section of the town is part of a proclaimed World Heritage Site, attracting thousands of tourists and new residents from abroad every year. The area of designation (UNESCO) includes part of the town San Miguel de Allende and part of the town of Atotonilco, which are about 14 kilometers apart.

Maybe 90% of San Miguel’s attractions are within walking distance. Just keep in mind that because San Miguel was built into the side of a mountain. Furthermore, the streets are cobbled and narrow – some were nothing but goat tracks before they were paved – and many have fallen into disrepair. All in all, the town can be unforgiving to an inexperienced walker. For this reason, it is advisable to bring comfortable shoes.

Parroquia San Miguel Arcángel (map). The marvelous pink granite parish church, looking like an ornate candy sculpture. The building itself dates from the 16th century.

Museo Histórico de San Miguel de Allende (map). Home of Ignacio Allende, one of the independence heroes. You will learn about Mexican history from the 16th century until the death of Allende in 1811 and you can find an exhibition which shows a typical upper-class house of that time.

Fábrica la Aurora, Calzada de la Aurora (map). The best place to get great quality Mexican and international art. This old textile factory has been converted into a unique art and design center that now houses over 30 artists, galleries, restaurants, antique shops, and specialty stores.

Mercado San Juan de Dios (map). Largest indoor market, open daily, within the Historical Center. Most customers are locals.

Tianguis de los Martes (Tuesday Market, map). A colorful market with acres of native crafts, cheap Lakers t-shirts, fly swatters, cheap leather jackets and miscellaneous stuff that you really need, like flypaper, sewing kits, and more flyswatters. Fresh seafood is trucked in overnight from Veracruz. Also on offer is an enormous variety of street food, from gorditas and tacos to fresh fruit juices.

The rainy season extends from June to September when days are pleasant for sightseeing until heavy downpours (usually late in the afternoon and evening) cool and freshen the air.


Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Autobuses México – A comprehensive website with information about long-distance bus services in Mexico, including routes, schedules, and ticket booking.

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BUS: • ClickBus. If traveling by bus, be sure to take the express (first class) buses (directo, sin escalas, primera clase), if available ⇒ ADO, Primera Plus, and ETN.

TRAIN: Amtrak (San Diego, Yuma, Del Rio и El Paso). The only available passenger train is the Chihuahua al Pacific Railway (CHEPE) operated by Ferromex between Los Mochis and the city of Chihuahua, through the Copper Canyon.

AIRPORT: – operates 12 airports in the Pacific region of Mexico.

FERRY: Baja Ferries – Provides ferry services between Baja California and the mainland (La Paz ⇔ Topolobampo). Ultramar – Offers ferry services to popular destinations like Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. Ferries Mexico – Offers information on ferry services in Mexico, including routes, schedules, and fares.

San Miguel de Allende Mexico | World’s BEST small city.

San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful city located in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico. It is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico and since 2008 is a UNESCO World Heritage City. In 2021 San Miguel de Allende was ranked as the best small city in the world and it is rapidly becoming a magnet for tourists and expats from all over the world.

In this video I show you some of the most popular tourist attractions in San Miguel de Allende like the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, The historic center, Mercado de Artesanias, Fabrica la Aurora, the Art Galleries and some rooftops. I also show you some of the best restaurants in San Miguel de Allende to enjoy some authentic Mexican Food.

video source: Israel Plata / /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


A foreign national wishing to enter Mexico must obtain a visa unless they are a citizen of one of the 68 eligible visa-exempt countries.

Chichen Itza.

Chichén Itzá is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.

Day of the Dead.

The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and to remember friends and family members who have died.

Mexico Desconocido is a popular website that covers various aspects of Mexican culture, including cultural events, traditions, history, and tourism. They feature articles, guides, and news about festivals, exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural happenings throughout the country.

AeroMexico is a major Mexican airline that offers domestic and international flights. Their website allows you to search for flights, manage bookings, and access important travel information. – allows you to compare and book car rentals from various providers in Mexico. It offers a wide selection of vehicles and flexible options to suit your travel needs.

iVisa is an online platform that simplifies the visa application process. It provides information on visa requirements, allows you to apply for certain types of visas online, and offers support throughout the application process.

XE Currency Converter is a reliable tool for checking currency exchange rates. It can help you convert currencies and plan your budget while traveling in Mexico.